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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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Marvin Myers opened a corner store on Grand St. and Linwood one week before the unrest in 1967. He discusses the impact the week had on his store as well as later altercations with customers. He also briefly mentions his time serving in the Korean…

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

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Ingrid Scott lived on Burlingame and Hamilton in July of 1967. She remembers staying home with her family and seeing the destruction of looting and arson.

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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, 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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In this interview, Lucille Schaffer describes her childhood growing up on the east side of Detroit and tells the story of when she and some friends went driving down Woodward during the unrest. Moreover, she shares her hopes for the future of Detroit…

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In this interview, Langford discusses the racial tensions taking place in Detroit during her childhood and recalls her memories of the 1967 unrest. She also offers her opinion on Detroit today.

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Minte Washington was 11 years old the summer of 1967 and remembers scenes from her neighborhood.

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Venita Shelton-Mitchell was 14 years old and spent July 23, 1967 in Canada. When she returned, her bus was almost forbidden from crossing the border.

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Frances Lewis witnessed neighbors travel to the city to loot.

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Crystal Edwards remembers scenes from her neighborhood in July 1967.NOTE: Edwards' account was previously published inJuly 25, 2007 by the Michigan Chronicle - Volume 70, Number 45, called "Eyewitness Account of the 1967 Riot"and Then published…

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Greg Smigeilski was a manager at the A&P on West Grand Boulevard and Linwood the summer of 1967.

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

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Allan Ranusch was 11 years old and lived in the lower east side of Detroit in 1967. He remembers when looters broke into the neighborhood convenience store, snipers, and the damage to his neighborhood.

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In this interview, Reese discusses growing up on the west side in a multi-generational household. She describes the Women’s Division of the Detroit Police Department where she worked during the unrest and what her duties included during that week.

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A painting and explanation from Angelo Sherman who was a child in 1967.

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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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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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