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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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In this interview Donna Palmer discusses her experiences living in Detroit over the past sixty years. From her childhood in Corktown to her apartment on Clairmount, Donna discusses her ups and downs in the city. Living only blocks away from Twelfth…

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In this interview, Ivory Williams recalls his childhood playing on his street and around the neighborhood. Williams tells of his grandparents’ journey to Detroit from Jim Crow South and his grandmother’s influence on him. Williams also sheds light on…

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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, Williams discusses growing up in a multi-ethnic community in Detroit and the causes and effects of the 1967 disturbance. She also discusses working in the Detroit school system and the changes that occurred over the years she both…

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Beverly Spears recalls her childhood memories from July 1967.

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In this interview, Yvonne Anderson discusses growing up in a multi-ethnic community including the black association in Detroit. She also discusses the discrimination and the extreme disturbance at that time.

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In this interview, Cecile discusses growing up in a tight-knit, Polish community on the west side of Detroit and her recollections 1967 disturbance, including the ensuing white flight. She also discusses her work in the Polish community of metro…

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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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Tyrone Cunningham and his brother went to see the destruction on 12th Street when they heard about the unrest.

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In this interview, Smith discusses growing up around Detroit, and how she sought to be an active member of the Detroit community. She also talks about her experience at the family-owned dry cleaners during the unrest. More specifically, she talks…

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In this interview, Wilkins discusses growing up in Highland Park, attending Wayne State, starting a food co-op and life in the Jeffries Projects. She also discusses her experiences in 1967 and her impressions of Detroit then and now.

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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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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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Fred Fisher was a teenager at the Detroit Tigers game when the unrest began in July of 1967. He remembers the situation in the city in the days that follow and some of the long term effects of that week.

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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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Joel Gibson was 16 years old in July of 1967 and shares three memories of his time in Detroit.

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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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Jay Williford had just graduated from high school the summer of 1967 and remembers watching nearby shop owners prepare to defend their stores.

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In this interview, Billotto discusses his experiences during the week of July 23, 1967, including his excursions out to take photographs of the destruction, as well as discussing the future of the city.
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