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About the Project


The Detroit 1967 Oral and Written History Project collects stories and memories of Metro Detroiters that relate to their lives and experiences before, during, and after the unrest of July 1967. Who can participate?

  • Share your story. If you have memories about life in or around Detroit in 1967, sit down with a friend, peer or loved one and record a conversation about your experiences.
  • Interview someone in your family or community. Arrange to meet with a parent or grandparent, relative, friend or neighbor to record their experiences in 1967.
  • Collaborate with other individuals or organizations. Contact the Detroit 1967 project to see if there are individuals and/or organizations in your area that are participating in this project who can get you involved in the process.

The field kit, which you can download here, contains all the information you need to participate in the Detroit 1967 Oral History Project, including information on how to prepare, what to ask during an interview, how to submit your interview to the project, which forms are required for submission, and which media and recording formats are acceptable. You may also want to download the full Transcription Style Guide.

If you have questions, contact the Detroit 1967 project line at 313-833-7912 or email detroit1967@detroithistorical.org.



Material on this website is made available to researchers and students. If this material is used to produce a product (book, poem, movie, theatrical piece, etc.), permission must be obtained from the Detroit Historical Society.


The Detroit 1967 Project and the Oral and Written History Project are initiatives of the Detroit Historical Society.