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Ronald Navickas was an employee of an armored truck company in 1967. He discusses his childhood in Highland Park and his memories of the week of July 23, 1967. He talks about why he moved and his impressions of the city when he returned and how he…

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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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Robin West Smith was 9 years old the summer of 1967 and due to the outbreak of the unrest was unable to have stitches removed from his hand. He also remembers seeing looters break into his neighborhood corner store.

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In this interview, Rybinski discusses growing up in the Warrendale neighborhood in Detroit as it grew during the post–World War II housing boom as well as his parents’ employment histories in Detroit during the forties, fifties, and sixties. He also…

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Richard was a 15 year old paperboy in July of 1967. He remembers the impact that summer had on his and his brothers' lives.

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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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In this interview, Vaugn discusses her experiences during the events of July 1967 when her family lived just around the block from some of the violence.

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In this interview, Walker discusses growing up in Wyandotte in a segregated neighborhood, but being raised by his father to be tolerant of all races. He tells what he was doing he heard about the unrest and how he sees the city today.

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Philip Elkus recalls fear for his livelihood as a store owner in July, 1967.

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In this interview, Burnett discusses what it was like growing up in the Black Bottom neighborhood and how it was affected by Urban Renewal. Her family moved to the east side. She shares two memories of 1967; she recounts how she lied about curfew in…

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Pamela D. Jones shares her memories as a 10 year old living on the east side of Detroit, Michigan in July, 1967.

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In this interview, Unger discusses her experiences as a 12-year-old living with her sister who suffered from cerebral palsy and her mother who was dying from breast cancer. She talks about being alone with them in the house while the 1967 unrest took…

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In this interview, Earl and Colbard tell of their upbringing on the west side of Detroit and their memories of what happened the night the blind pig was raided a few houses down from their house. They discuss what happened during the week, and how…

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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, Stuhlwier discusses her experiences of the unrest as a Sister and teacher, as well as its lasting impact. She recollects looting, smoke, looming helicopters, and tanks and soldiers at Central High School where she was taking…

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In this interview, Sister Stuhlreyer discusses her experiences during the events of 1967 as well as its lasting impact. She recollects looting, smoke, helicopters, tanks, and the soldiers that were stationed at Central High School where she was…

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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, 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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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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In this interview, Mary Romaya discusses growing up in Northwest Detroit with her Chaldean family. Romaya talks about her experiences before during and after the July 1967 events. Romaya additionally discusses her father’s supermarket business and…
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