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Allen Adinoff was 16 years old and living in Southfield, Michigan in July 1967.

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Barbara Baldinger had just finished her freshman year of high school and was a Red Cross volunteer at a Head Start program at St. Cecilia School near Grand River and Livernois in July 1967.

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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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Gene Bennet recalls various memories surrounding the events of June 1967.

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John Kastner dropped his daughters off at summer camp, to return to a city on fire in July, 1967.

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Alison Mellon was a student at Wayne State University in July, 1967.

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Michael Thompson was a teenager who delivered the Detroit Free Press around his neighborhood in July, 1967.

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Kevin Thrasher was a 9-year-old living on the east side of Detroit, patrolling his home in July, 1967.

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In this interview, Barowski discusses growing up in an integrated neighborhood on the east side of Detroit and attending St. Bernard, an integrated Catholic school during the 1960s. She also discusses witnessing the looting of several local…

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In this interview Claxton discusses living on the east side of Detroit in the summer of 1967 and remembers an incident during which a National Guardsman mistakenly suspected him of having a gun and, in turn, threatened Claxton with a rifle.

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In this interview, Darwish discusses growing up in a multi-ethnic community in Highland Park and the causes and effects of the 1967 disturbance, including the closing of the Highland Park Ford Plant and race relations. He also discusses changes in…

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In this interview, former Mayor of Detroit Roman Gribbs discusses his job as a traffic court referee for the City of Detroit during the 1967 civil disturbance and the legal and logistical issues stemming from mass arrests during the disturbance In…

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In this interview, Rogers discusses his experience as a black, rookie officer with the Detroit Police Department in July 1967. During the second day of the unrest, he was assigned supervisor of a jeep driven by National Guardsman. Rogers discusses…

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In this interview, Townsend recalls being on Twelfth Street in the early morning hours of July 23, 1967 and seeing the beginning of the civil unrest that occurred throughout that week. He also speaks about his involvement in the arson and looting of…

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Christine Tomassini recalls memories of being 11 years old in July, 1967.

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Sue Wabeke describes traveling within Detroit to and from work in July, 1967.

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John Porter was a college student living in Albion in July 1967. He and a friend came to Detroit for the day on July 22 and saw folk and blues bands play at a nightclub called The Chessmate.

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Esperanza Cintron recalls her fear of city protectors when she was an adolescent in July, 1967.

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

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Bob Frank recalls the theft and looting of his business, a pawnshop on Twelfth Street.
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