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In this interview, Griffith discusses growing up near Woodward, witnessing Diego Rivera work on his famous murals at the DIA, her experience of witnessing violence during the 1943 race riots, her family’s relation to the Algiers Motel, and how she…

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In this interview, Haelewyn discusses driving on the freeways, going from I-75 to I-94 to get to Grosse Pointe from Waterford. She mentions witnessing shouting, gunfire, fires, and smoke.

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Michael David "Sandy" MacMechan discusses his experiences with Detroit growing up on the east side of Grosse Pointe, how he came to be an Air Policeman, and where he was when he heard about the unrest in 1967. Further, he explains his role as an Air…

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In this interview, Seymour discusses spending time in Detroit as a young child. He also talks about Grosse Pointe, and how moving there informed him about racial discrimination in America. He talks about how he lived in Royal Oak with his wife during…

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In this interview, Heatley discusses caretaking of children, traveling around the city, and having to stay at home with the children during the week of the unrest.

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In this interview, Chope discusses taking the Jefferson Avenue bus to and from his home in Grosse Pointe to work at the National Bank of Detroit during the 1967 civil disturbance. He discusses the destruction of property he witnessed and the reaction…
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