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Marvin Howell was eight years old in 1967 and remembers living close to the center of activity.

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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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Mary VanDerMaas was 12 years old and the daughter of a Detroit Fireman. He had a sense something was about to happen and stayed home from a family picnic to be near the phone. When the rest of the family heard what was happening in the city, they…

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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, Earl and Colbard tell of their upbringing on the west side of Detroit and their memories of what happened the night the blind pig was raided a few houses down from their house. They discuss what happened during the week, and how…

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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, 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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Patricia Stoppella was dating a Detroit Fireman in July of 1967. They spent the day on the river and came back to the city to find fires and National Guardsman.

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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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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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Robert Tell was a senior executive at Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit in July of 1967. He was called into work where he could see the fires from the roof of the hospital. He worked throughout the week.

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In this interview, Acho discusses life as an immigrant in Detroit, as well as his extensive ties with Detroit's Chaldean community.

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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 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.

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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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William Pannill was a reporter with the Detroit Free Press. When Governor George Romney flew over the city to survey the events, Pannill was chosen by the other reporters to accompany him and share his observations.
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