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In this interview, Cole discusses growing up as a teenager in the city of Detroit. He remembers the city in the summer of 1967 but at the time was not aware of everything that happened. As he grew older, he realized the implications of that summer.

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In this interview, Rosilyn Stearns Brown discusses growing up in a close-knit Detroit neighborhood. She also discusses her firsthand experiences observing fires and looting during July 1967. ***NOTE: This interview contains profanity and/or…

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In this interview, Karen Miller discusses her memories of Detroit in the summer of 1967. She was a child who did not fully understand what was happening at the time but sees the lasting impacts in the city today.

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In this interview, Judy Holmes discusses her work with the Archdiocese of Detroit and her impressions of Cardinal Dearden.

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In this interview, James Peters discusses growing up in the Detroit metropolitan area and his service in the National Guard during the events of July 1967.

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In this interview Fowler describes her childhood growing up in the Virginia Park neighborhood. The weekend of July 23, 1967, she rode her bike to Twelfth Street to see what was happening.

In this interview, Willie Horton discusses growing up in Detroit in the 1960s in the Jeffries Housing Projects, his impressions of the city, his actions during the events of 1967 as a member of the Detroit Tigers, and his ongoing work with the…

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In this interview, Korachis recalls his childhood memories of growing up in Greece and his initial impressions of the city of Detroit. He talks about his time in the Detroit Public School system and his memories of interactions with fellow students.…

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In this interview, Phyllis Rogers discusses her impressions of the events of July 1967. She accompanied her father during the week of the unrest as he photographed the aftermath.

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In this interview, Ross recollects her childhood growing up and moving around the Detroit area and broader areas of Michigan. She remembers early encounters with racist ideals that she did not like and talks about her deliberate choices to ensure her…

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In this interview, Calvert recollects his childhood growing up in the Jim Crow South and the impact he believes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had. He the discusses his move to Detroit and how he fell into a life of drugs, parties, and prostitutes. He…

Sandy Pierce sits down with Robert Bury to discuss how the unrest of 1967 impacted her.

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In this interview, Johnson remembers her childhood growing up in Dearborn, Michigan and how her family’s view on racial relations did not align with the public views of that community. She mentions a letter her father wrote to the editor of the…

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In this interview, Brenda Peek discusses her impressions of Detroit, as well as both her own and her former husband Lonnie Peek’s work after the events of July 1967 including the People’s Tribunal and mock trial of the Algiers Motel Incident and her…

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In this interview, Northcross talks about her memories of the Boston-Edison neighborhood of Detroit and the changes she witnessed over time. She talks about the tensions between the Jewish and black populations in the area, particularly in the…

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In this interview, Barbara Aswad discusses her life as a professor of Anthropology and the Middle East. She recounts a trip through the Middle East as a 19-year-old and how that changed the course of her life and how relations have changed on…

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In this interview, Peter Waldmeir share his memories of growing up in the city of Detroit and waiting for his older brother to come home during the 1943 Race Riots. After he graduated high school, he briefly attended Wayne State University and talks…

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In this interview, Sankovic remembers driving into the city to teach and having to turn around and go home. She and the sisters of her convent offered shelter to sisters who were located closer to the center of the activity.

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In this interview, Vanvlerah briefly discusses growing up on Detroit's west side. In July 1967 he was an engineer at the Delray Power Plant, where workers were called in to stay on premises for the duration of the disturbance.
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