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Anita Gibbs was a child in 1967 and remembers the atmosphere and confusion of the city while the police searched her house.

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In this interview, Goodman discusses growing up in Detroit, where his parents owned pawn shops. He also discusses his work with Neighborhood Legal Service Centers and the time he spent working in Detroit Recorder's Court during the events of July…

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Carmen Abrego was a teenager in 1967. She remembers looking out her bedroom window and seeing tanks and smoke. She also discusses her memories of the year after, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I Have a Dream speech, and her mother’s death.

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Jean Wynn was 21 years old and worked for the Detroit News in July of 1967. She was given a special pass to get to work after the curfew and remembers seeing the destruction from the YWCA where she rented a room.

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In this interview, Colwell discusses growing up in Northwest Detroit. He discusses his brief experience with the 1967 disturbances, and informs us of the exaggerated stories around 1967.

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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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Venita Shelton-Mitchell was 14 years old and spent July 23, 1967 in Canada. When she returned, her bus was almost forbidden from crossing the border.

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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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Minte Washington was 11 years old the summer of 1967 and remembers scenes from her neighborhood.

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In this interview, Aldridge describes growing up in Harlem and moving to Detroit as a young man. He tells of his involvement in Black Nationalism movements, how he heard about the unrest in ’67, and his involvement in the Algiers Motel incident. He…

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Cindy Overmyer was 12 in July 1967 when she and her family came home from a vacation. She remembers going to the store to buy supplies but seeing empty shelves and the feeling around the city.

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On July 28, 1967, George and Willetta and their sons drove through Dearborn, Michigan to pick up their aunt on the way to Bad Axe when they were stopped by a police officer who told them they must leave the city.

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In this interview, McNeir discusses growing up in Detroit and the normalcy of interacting with local celebrities. He also talks about his hope for the future of Detroit and its communities. In the events of 1967 he discusses returning home from…

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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, Greig relates how he first heard about the events of July, 1967; his week at work as an essential personnel member at AAA in Detroit; and his experiences driving to and from work.

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In this interview, Daley discusses growing up in a hectic household on the west side of Detroit and being a teenager during the unrest. She, her sister, and her sister’s boyfriend went out during the unrest and were arrested for breaking curfew

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Beverly Mayhew remembers the unease of the city of Detroit the summer of 1967. Her husband, who flew helicopters, took reporters out over the city and was a member of the National Guard.

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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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Joel Gibson was 16 years old in July of 1967 and shares three memories of his time in Detroit.

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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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