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In this interview, Gene Scott discusses his experiences working as a publicist for the city of Detroit during the summer of 1967. Mr. Scott recounts his long hours covering the incident and the fear of danger created not only by the unrest, but by…

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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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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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Karen Zaleski was sixteen years old in July, 1967, awaiting news from her father, a lieutenant fireman in the Detroit Fire Department.

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In this interview, Rogers discusses his experience as a black, rookie officer with the Detroit Police Department in July 1967. During the second day of the unrest, he was assigned supervisor of a jeep driven by National Guardsman. Rogers discusses…

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Ceil Jensen was a teenager who worked the hot dog stands at Tiger Stadium in July 1967.
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