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

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, 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…

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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, 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, Larry Shirley discusses his experiences during the events of July 1967 when he first heard about the disturbance and the immediate changes he experienced at his job working at Crawley’s in downtown Detroit.

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In this interview, Rabaut recalls her memories of the summer of 1967 when she worked with a program set up by the diocese to help residents of Detroit. She and her fellow volunteers would hold liturgies in their building and she remembers the…

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In this interview, Williams describes her childhood growing up in a primarily Catholic, all-white neighborhood. She gives stories of her first interactions with African Americans and Civil Rights members, and how the interactions shaped her world…

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In this interview, Pattinson discusses growing up in various Detroit neighborhoods, his family, and race relations in the city before and after the events of 1967.

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In this interview, Johnson discusses his role as a phone lineman during the unrest in the summer of 1967. He reports that his workplace was integrated, and did not see any tension prior to ‘67. Once the unrest occurred, however, he and his coworkers…

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In this interview, Kendall discusses growing up on Detroit’s Eastside and moving downtown after graduating high school. She also discusses why she left after the 1967 disturbance and how suburban life differed from living downtown.

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In this interview, Arthur Bryant discusses his impressions of growing up in Detroit. He shares his experiences during the events of July 1967.

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In this interview, Carole Hall shares memories of growing up in Detroit, and of the events of 1943 and 1967 in the city. She was a teacher at Northwestern High School and was very focused on improving the lives of her students. After the summer of…

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In this interview, Holland discusses her impressions of the events of July 1967.
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