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In this interview, Vilaria Jones remembers growing up on Detroit’s East Side during the 50’s and 60’s. She describes the demographics of her neighborhood, a scuffle between school girls, and her family’s reactions to the civil unrest during the…

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Tyrone Cunningham and his brother went to see the destruction on 12th Street when they heard about the unrest.

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Tom Shipley was a student at Schoolcraft College who worked at a local gas station during the summer of 1967. He remembers the gas rationing and how his uncle asked his dad to bring alcohol for his workers who were accustomed to buying some after…

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In this interview Tom Ryan discusses his childhood and adolescence in Detroit. He also shares rich stories from his four decade career in radio. Tom also shares his experiences serving in the National Guard during the events in 1967.

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In this interview, Wilson discusses moving to Detroit from West Virginia. He enjoyed growing up in a working neighborhood. He then moved to discussing the chaos of the civil disturbance on 1967. He provides examples of how the National Guard…

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In this interview, Robinson discusses growing up near 8 Mile Road, experiencing the ’43 riot, and his experiences as an African American police officer during the 1967 disturbance, including the department’s riot training and his interactions with…

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In this interview, Edwards details what it was like growing up on the west side of Detroit and discusses the week of July 23rd, 1967, during which she was working at Detroit Receiving Hospital as a registered nurse.

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In this interview, Van Buren discusses working in a de facto segregated hospital in Detroit in the 1960s and his recollections of the 1967 disturbance. He compares modern day society and race relations to what he experienced in the 1960s.

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Tarya Simo and her siblings were children whose mother owned a shop in 1967.

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Tamara Perrin worked for the Michigan Bell Telephone Company and was a single mother living above a white woman in July of 1967.

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In this interview, Susan Dodd describes her life as a young mother living in the Jeffries Projects and the challenges of finding adequate places to shop so she and her fellow residents established a food co-op and a milk program. In July of 1967, she…

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Sue Williams had moved just before the events of July 1967. She remembers seeing the door of her old apartment on the news "riddled with bullets."

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Sue Schmittroth was a teenager who was staying in the cultural center of Detroit in July of 1967. She and her friends explored around the city during the unrest to quell their curiosity and got into more than one altercation with law enforcement.

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Sue Scherwitz recounts the unusual details of her wedding which took place during the unrest on July 28, 1967.

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Steve Moss was a 12 year old child returning from a family vacation in July of 1967.
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