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Eva Amine was 12 years old in July of 1967. She remembers her grandfather determination to keep his store open and provide food for the people of Detroit.

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Geneva Kachman remembers hearing about the unrest as a child when her family could not spend the day on Belle Isle. Instead, her family went home and watched the news about what was happening. She also includes a poem that references the unrest.

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In this interview, Music discusses growing up in a black community in Highland Park and the differences she perceived growing up between southern-born African Americans and northern-born African Americans. She recounts her personal family history,…

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Debbie Remer describes being out of town and hearing about the disturbance in Detroit and the anticipation of coming home.

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Angela Smith recalls being a child and witnessing looting and later National Guardsmen in Detroit in July of 1967.

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Marsha Greene discusses growing up in Detroit, first on the east side on Vernor Avenue, later on the west side in three different neighborhoods. She discussed highlights of her childhood including family, friends, and neighbors as well as her…

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Daniel O'Brien recalls his experiences living along Eight Mile and witnessing racism and violence.

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In this interview, Harper discusses growing up in Detroit including life before, during, and after the 1967 disturbance. She tells the story of the death of her brother, who was shot by a National Guardsman, and the lasting effects of the event on…

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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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Kim Hunter shares her experiences in 1967 as a young girl about to turn 13 years old. She remembers the media coverage and "two riots"

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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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Stephan French remembers growing up in Northwest Detroit in 1967. He recalls regular visits to the Twelfth Street district before the unrest and the changing of the neighborhood afterward.

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In this interview, Jennings recounts the day his father, Reginald Jennings, was killed during the 1967 civil unrest. He also discusses growing up in Detroit and attending Detroit Public Schools in the 1960s and 70s. ***Note: This interview contains…

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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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Esperanza Cintron recalls her fear of city protectors when she was an adolescent in July, 1967.

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Christine Schulz was a child whose family owned a convenience store at Gratiot and Connor in July 1967. She recalls the fear and uncertainty her family felt during the unrest.

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Christine Tomassini recalls memories of being 11 years old in July, 1967.
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