Christine Schulz

Title

Christine Schulz

Description

Christine Schulz was a child whose family owned a convenience store at Gratiot and Connor in July 1967. She recalls the fear and uncertainty her family felt during the unrest.

Publisher

Detroit Historical Society

Date

07/24/2015

Rights

Detroit Historical Society, Detroit, MI

Language

en-US

Type

Text

Coverage

Southeast Michigan, Detroit, Gratiot and Conner Street

Text

What I remember of the riots in July of 1967 is watching the tanks roll past our corner store from the City Airport across the street. Listening for the latest updates on the news of which streets the rioting and looting had reached. Seeing the fear in my mother's eyes and watching the police car take her to our store to turn off the automatic lighted sign that glared brightly on the otherwise dark Gratiot street corner that our store had LIQUOR! We were lucky. The rioting did not reach our neighborhood at Gratiot and Conner. But those memories are forever burned in my mind. That fear that everything we had could be lost.

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Submitter's Name

Christine Schulz

Submission Date

07/24/2015

Search Terms

Eastside Detroit, Gratiot Avenue, Connor Street, City Airport

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Citation

“Christine Schulz,” Detroit 1967 Online Archive, accessed December 8, 2019, http://detroit1967.detroithistorical.org/items/show/62.

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