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In this interview, Adam Shakoor discusses growing up in the Sojourner Truth. He also goes into great detail about the reactions people had towards the police, the National Guard, and the unrest itself. He also comments about the political structure…

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In this interview, Feldman discusses growing up in the suburban community of Oak Park and his experiences on Detroit’s Westside, where he worked as a shoe salesman, and where his father ran two cleaning stores. Feldman discusses segregation in the…

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In this interview, Darwish discusses growing up in a multi-ethnic community in Highland Park and the causes and effects of the 1967 disturbance, including the closing of the Highland Park Ford Plant and race relations. He also discusses changes in…

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In this interview, Murphy discusses his move to the Detroit area and serving in World War II with his brother. He also discusses joining the Detroit Fire Department and his experiences during the 1967 unrest.

Alison Mellon was a student at Wayne State University in July, 1967.

Allan Ranusch was 11 years old and lived in the lower east side of Detroit in 1967. He remembers when looters broke into the neighborhood convenience store, snipers, and the damage to his neighborhood.

Allen Adinoff was 16 years old and living in Southfield, Michigan in July 1967.

Ana was a 13 year old who lived with her grandparents near the training grounds where the Detroit Fire Department was stationed.

Angela Smith recalls being a child and witnessing looting and later National Guardsmen in Detroit in July of 1967.

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A painting and explanation from Angelo Sherman who was a child in 1967.

Anita Gibbs was a child in 1967 and remembers the atmosphere and confusion of the city while the police searched her house.

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In this interview, Hadley discusses her childhood in Detroit, and her feeling of safety within the city. She then discusses her experience during the unrest, and how her entire family was fearful for their safety. She emphasizes that many of the…

Ann Bryne was a child in 1967 and remembers watching the adults around her react to what was happening that summer.

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In this interview, Ms. Currier discusses her work at Trinity Church during July 1967.

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In this interview, Ann Kraemer discusses her role as a field work student at the School of Social Work for the University of Michigan. Kraemer and her coworkers went through the neighborhoods making sure families, children, and the elderly had the…

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Former Detroit Police officer Anthony Fierimonte discusses his experiences on the force--including his role in the raid on the blind pig at 12th Street and Clairmont Street on July 23, 1967--in this interview conducted on October 10, 2014.

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In this interview, Arlene Niskar discusses her family’s decision to move when a neighbor sold a house to a black family. She also talks about her memories of her wedding day on the Sunday that the unrest began as well as her Canadian relatives’…

Art Lorenz was 13 years old in the summer of 1967. He remembers that he was unable to attend his football conditioning class. He also remembers a conversation a few weeks later with a Canadian friend who had only seen media reports of what happened.

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In this interview, Arthur Divers describes what it was like living in his black community during the disturbance. He discusses the various businesses that existed before the disturbance, and how it has drastically changed the community since then. He…

Avra Weiss lived with her husband and infant son in July of 1967 when the disturbances made them feel unsafe.
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