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Viecelli discusses the 1967 disturbance from a police officer’s perspective, which he considers not a riot, but a “baby war.” He was stationed at Kiefer Command Center, where he tracked incoming and outgoing calls for the police. Notably, Vicelli…

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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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Patricia Stoppella was dating a Detroit Fireman in July of 1967. They spent the day on the river and came back to the city to find fires and National Guardsman.

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Don Handy wrote a poem about his memories of the summer of 1967.

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Sandra Gross was born the week of July 23, 1967.

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Judith Zielke, whose father was Detroit Fireman, was 10 years old in July 1967. She remembers hearing bullets outside her house and how anxious her mother was.

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Avra Weiss lived with her husband and infant son in July of 1967 when the disturbances made them feel unsafe.

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In this interview, Seikaly talks about growing up in Grand Rapids and how she moved to Detroit for school. She also talks about her experience during July 1967, where she saw convoys of tanks and helicopters. She also explains how she took the bus to…

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In this interview, Allor describes her neighborhood growing up and her naivety with regards to the racial tensions in Detroit. She shares her memories of the unrest as she remembers them and discusses the future of the city.

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Mrs. Bennett was a wife and mother living in Detroit in July of 1967.

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In this interview, Ann Kraemer discusses her role as a field work student at the School of Social Work for the University of Michigan. Kraemer and her coworkers went through the neighborhoods making sure families, children, and the elderly had the…

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In this interview, Edwards details what it was like growing up on the west side of Detroit and discusses the week of July 23rd, 1967, during which she was working at Detroit Receiving Hospital as a registered nurse.

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In this interview, Crissman tells of being called in to Detroit Receiving to work as a trauma surgeon.

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In this interview, Nagy tells of his upbringing on the east side of Detroit, his brief time in the army in Alaska, and his job in communications for the Detroit Police Department, where he was working during the summer of 1967.

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In this interview, Robinson discusses growing up in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood in Northwest Detroit and her experience in the 1967 disturbance, including her father’s military past, helping them at the time. She also discusses changes in the…

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In this interview, Atkin discusses growing up on the west side and joining the Air National Guard in 1965. He was deployed to the city during the unrest to assist in guarding prisoners and police perimeters.

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Boucher narrates the unrest from the experience of a commuter. He recalls taking the train from Ann Arbor to Detroit–where he worked at the National Bank of Detroit on Woodward–and noticing that the normally bustling finance district was deserted.…

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In this interview, that Campbells discuss their community, which was a place of diversity. They also discuss the experiences during the unrest, and though the community was some distance away from the chaos, they still feared for themselves and their…

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In this interview, Krotche discusses growing up in a Polish community in Hamtramck and his experiences as a Detroit police officer on duty during the summer of 1967,

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Ronald Navickas was an armored car messenger at Ryan's Armored Car Service who remembers the violence and military presence in Detroit in July 1967.
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