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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, Girardin tells what it was like growing up in an all-white neighborhood in Livonia and his life post-high school graduation. He describes how he was called for duty in the National Guard during the 1967 unrest and his various…

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Charron discusses growing up in all-white Wyandotte and the personal impact of the 1967 disturbance. More specifically, he describes his wedding on July 29, 1967 (in the midst of the disturbance) as well as the repercussions of that week on family…

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In this interview, Walter and Wallace Crawford discuss growing up in Detroit and their experiences during the 1967 disturbance.

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In this interview, Kelly discusses growing up in Detroit and how her family eventually moved to Grosse Pointe when her neighborhood became unsafe. She also discusses her experiences working at the Detroit General Hospital during the week of July 23,…

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In this interview, Vilaria Jones remembers growing up on Detroit’s East Side during the 50’s and 60’s. She describes the demographics of her neighborhood, a scuffle between school girls, and her family’s reactions to the civil unrest during the…

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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 Tom Ryan discusses his childhood and adolescence in Detroit. He also shares rich stories from his four decade career in radio. Tom also shares his experiences serving in the National Guard during the events in 1967.

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In this interview, Wilson discusses moving to Detroit from West Virginia. He enjoyed growing up in a working neighborhood. He then moved to discussing the chaos of the civil disturbance on 1967. He provides examples of how the National Guard…

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In this interview, Robinson discusses growing up near 8 Mile Road, experiencing the ’43 riot, and his experiences as an African American police officer during the 1967 disturbance, including the department’s riot training and his interactions with…

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In this interview, Van Buren discusses working in a de facto segregated hospital in Detroit in the 1960s and his recollections of the 1967 disturbance. He compares modern day society and race relations to what he experienced in the 1960s.

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In this interview, Susan Dodd describes her life as a young mother living in the Jeffries Projects and the challenges of finding adequate places to shop so she and her fellow residents established a food co-op and a milk program. In July of 1967, she…

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Sue Williams had moved just before the events of July 1967. She remembers seeing the door of her old apartment on the news "riddled with bullets."

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Sue Schmittroth was a teenager who was staying in the cultural center of Detroit in July of 1967. She and her friends explored around the city during the unrest to quell their curiosity and got into more than one altercation with law enforcement.

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Sue Scherwitz recounts the unusual details of her wedding which took place during the unrest on July 28, 1967.

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Steve Moss was a 12 year old child returning from a family vacation in July of 1967.

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In this interview Fowler describes her childhood growing up in the Virginia Park neighborhood. The weekend of July 23, 1967, she rode her bike to Twelfth Street to see what was happening.
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