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  • Tags: Martha Jean "The Queen"

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In this interview, Cunningham talks about his memories of his community in Royal Oak Township, how he first heard about the events of July 23, 1967, and his views on the systemic oppression of the black community in Detroit.

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In this interview, Eddings discusses what growing up in Detroit was like and how he viewed the city upon return from a brief sabbatical in Virginia. During the unrest, the opposite side of Eddings’ street was aflame, and Eddings details the efforts…

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In this interview, Jay Butler discusses moving to Detroit from the south in the late sixties and the impression that southerners had of Motown. He explains how he heard about the unrest, what he saw, and how it affected his time working at the radio…

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In this interview, McQueery discusses living with racism in Detroit and how it affected her employment. She talks about being the first black, and first woman, working in the field of photography in the Detroit area. Helen also offers her…

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In this interview, Johnson describes growing up on the west side and her experiences during the unrest of witnessing people looting and her taking her baby to her mother’s house for safety. She further discusses her opinions on how the city has…

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In this interview, Taylor describes the looting and chaos that he witnessed during the summer of 1967. He also discusses the many issues Detroit faces today, including racism and disinvestment.

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In this interview, Martin describes his upbringing and his adolescent longing to be part of something bigger than himself. He talks at length of the influence Martha Jean “The Queen” had on the city and on himself, the events of the unrest, and his…

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In this interview, Peek discusses growing up in New Jersey and the early encouragement and prejudices he experienced, attending college in West Virginia, and his time in Detroit during and after the events of July 1967. Reverend Peek discusses his…
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