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James Jackson in this interview discusses growing up on the East side of Detroit in a segregated neighborhood. He recollects seeing segregation first-hand, and defending his family's store during the 1967 Uprising in Detroit.

In this Interview, Elena Herada discusses growing up in Detroit mixed with immigration and rioting. She discusses her grandparents being forced to move due to eminent domain. She also talks about urban renewal and urban removal.

In this interview Charnae talks about growing up in the diverse Northwest corner of Detroit and how friendly and welcoming it is. She talks about how the city is ever changing and even though there is development downtown and midtown you don’t see…

In this interview Carolyn talks about growing up in a diverse neighborhood right off of Six Mile. She highlights the easy-going nature of her neighborhoods which made her want to live in Detroit and raise her family. She discusses many things…

In this interview, Hebert discusses growing up on the east side of Detroit in the 1940s and ‘50s and the challenges of maintaining his art studio in the years following the events of ’67.

In this interview, Haffener recalls his memories of the 1967 disturbances and relays stories told to him by relatives and friends. He also discusses growing up downriver in Allen Park, Michigan, his father’s work at United Shirt Distributors, his…

Marc Sanko interviews Rose Grima-Cataldi and John Grima about life as Maltese-Americans. He also speaks with Rose and John's mother, Mary, who discusses immigrating and raising children in Detroit.

In this interview, Michael Grech discusses church, catholocism, and the importance of church in community

In this interview, Gozman discusses the history of PuppetART the Detroit Puppet Theatre from its beginnings as an idea between collaborators in 1990 through its nineteen years of providing family-friendly and culturally diverse puppetry entertainment…

In this interview, Dr. Johnson speaks about the daily life in the Black Bottom/Paradise Valley neighborhood. She specifically describes her experiences as a young girl having a very close community experience with her neighbors and family members…

In this Interview, Manuel Formosa discusses coming to the United States and compares religious life in Malta and the United States.

In this interview, Wahl discusses growing up in the Cass Corridor and attending Dally each year. He discusses daily life in the Cass Corridor and how it has changed over the years.

In this interview, Roney discusses growing up on Fourth street and attending its annual fair. He also discusses daily life of a midtown resident and how the neighborhood has changed over the years.

In this interview, Jose Prado discusses growing up in southwest Detroit, and working for the City of Detroit maintenance department.

In this interview, Stefanie Blackburn discusses living and growing up in Delray within Southwest Detroit in the 1990's. She talks about what brought her family to Detroit, the racial make-up of her neighborhood was like, and to her the word…

In this Interview, Sonia Kellogg-Solano talks about growing up with parents and grandparents in multiple unions. She discusses her dad being the "strong arm" for the newspaper union, involving destroying property. She credits her father for opening…

In this interview, Vella discusses life in Detroit as an immigrant from Malta. He recounts his neighborhood in the Vernor-Springwells area of the city, his days at St. Gabriel High School, and his first impressions of Detroit. Vella also discusses…

In this interview, Tarnas discusses growing up in the city, in both the Boston-Edison neighborhood. She discusses what she and her siblings did growing up and what the neighborhood was like. She talks about how the neighborhood has changed from the…

In this interview, Stackhouse discusses growing up in the city, in both the Corktown and Boston-Edison neighborhoods. He discusses his life and what it was like living in Detroit. Stackhouse talks about how he thinks the neighborhood has changed…

In this interview, Francis talks about life growing up in the Old Redford neighborhood. She talks about the schools, activities, and changes she noticed in the area throughout her time living there.
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