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Allan Ranusch was 11 years old and lived in the lower east side of Detroit in 1967. He remembers when looters broke into the neighborhood convenience store, snipers, and the damage to his neighborhood.

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

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In this interview, Hadley discusses her childhood in Detroit, and her feeling of safety within the city. She then discusses her experience during the unrest, and how her entire family was fearful for their safety. She emphasizes that many of the…

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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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In this interview, Atchoo and Dickow discuss their recollections of the 1967 unrest as recent immigrants and as grocery store owners. Dickow owned Consumers’ Fruit Market which was on Blaine and Twelfth; his store was a mere block away from where the…

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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, Buchanan discusses his experiences growing up primarily in Virginia Park during the 1960s. He notes the escalated police presence in the community, and details several anecdotes of police brutality he experienced as a child. During…

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In this interview, Gerald Charbenneau discusses life growing up in Oregon and his time serving in the Peace Corps in Columbia. He talks about the Cass Corridor community and gentrification and how the events of 1967 impacted the community and the…

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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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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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Jerry Janosky was a firefighter in Detroit in 1967.

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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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Joe Colton was 6 years old the summer of 1967. He was in the car with his mother and siblings with felt the need to drive to Dearborn for safety.

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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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In this interview, Eddings discusses what growing up in Detroit was like and how he viewed the city upon return from a brief sabbatical in Virginia. During the unrest, the opposite side of Eddings’ street was aflame, and Eddings details the efforts…

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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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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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In this interview, Griffith describes her experiences during the unrest and the fear that she felt during that week. She also compares Alabama to Detroit both in the 1960s and in present day.

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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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