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Ingrid Scott lived on Burlingame and Hamilton in July of 1967. She remembers staying home with her family and seeing the destruction of looting and arson.

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In this interview, Bruce Carr discusses growing up in a multi-ethnic community and his family’s experience coming from Tennessee. He also touches on his experiences in 1967 and how he sees some of the changes in Detroit since.

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Richard was a 15 year old paperboy in July of 1967. He remembers the impact that summer had on his and his brothers' lives.

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Marvin Myers opened a corner store on Grand St. and Linwood one week before the unrest in 1967. He discusses the impact the week had on his store as well as later altercations with customers. He also briefly mentions his time serving in the Korean…

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In this interview, Norbert Kidd discusses his experience with the unrest in 1967. Though he was not viewing the events up close, he watched the flames and destruction from the balcony of his apartment building. He also talks about how he went and…

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In this interview, Andrzejewski discusses his first encounter with the unrest on his way to work at Harper Hospital, his brief run-in with the police, and how he sees the city now.

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In this interview, Jones remembers the feelings in the city during the events of the summer of 1967. Her sister gave birth a few days before the unrest began and they had to track down her brother-in-law who was missing. She discusses how that…

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In this interview, Cecile discusses growing up in a tight-knit, Polish community on the west side of Detroit and her recollections 1967 disturbance, including the ensuing white flight. She also discusses her work in the Polish community of metro…

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In this interview, Harold Stone recalls his memories of living in the city during 1967. He also describes living across the Metro area where he recalls his experiences with integration. In addition, he discussed how race affected his job…

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In this interview, Giles discusses her experiences as an 11 year old living on Fourteenth Street near the origin of the unrest in July 1967. She and her family were evacuated by the National Guard and stayed with relatives. Her father saved a…

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In this interview, Jim Demres discusses his father, George Demres, and his work as a firefighter for the Detroit Fire Department in July 1967.

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Justine Smith was twelve years old working as a camp counselor and recalls memories of fear and uncertainty in July, 1967.

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Marc Shaye and his family lived in Sherwood Forest in July 1967. He and his father, Nathan, protected the Grosse Pointe quality Food warehouse near Twelfth Street and Trumbull during the unrest, as it was a main source of food for the city. In his…

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In this interview, Schmidt discusses growing up in an integrated neighborhood and attending integrated schools on the east side of Detroit in the 1940s and fifties. She discusses being pregnant and the mother of a toddler during the 1967 civil…

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Sue Wabeke describes traveling within Detroit to and from work in July, 1967.

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John Cipolletti was a 19 year old photographer who captured early moments of the events that occurred in July 1967.

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Allen Adinoff was 16 years old and living in Southfield, Michigan in July 1967.
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