Sid Groeneman

Title

Sid Groeneman

Publisher

Detroit Historical Society

Date

08/25/2017

Rights

Detroit Historical Society, Detroit, MI

Format

Text

Language

en-US

Type

Written Story

Text

I am a white male, now 67 years old. When the violence broke out on July 23, 1967, I was 17 and in Ann Arbor for Freshman Orientation at the University of Michigan. I was sitting in the cafeteria of one of the dorms after a late dinner, pretty much by myself. I remember it was beginning to grow dark outside. The music streaming into the cafeteria was The Doors' “Light My Fire”. All of a sudden, the music was interrupted with an announcement that National Guard troops were being ordered into Detroit to quell the uprising. It was eerie.

Original Format

Email

Submitter's Name

Sid Groeneman

Submission Date

08/14/2017

Files

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Citation

“Sid Groeneman,” Detroit 1967 Online Archive, accessed November 20, 2017, http://detroit1967.detroithistorical.org/items/show/600.