Browse Items (42 total)

  • Tags: Tanks

!Twitter_Profile_2.jpg
Ann Bryne was a child in 1967 and remembers watching the adults around her react to what was happening that summer.

fierimonte.png
Former Detroit Police officer Anthony Fierimonte discusses his experiences on the force--including his role in the raid on the blind pig at Twelfth Street and Clairmont Street on July 23, 1967.NOTE: This interview contains profanity and/or explicit…

Twitter_Profile_2.jpg
In this interview, Williams describes her childhood growing up in a primarily Catholic, all-white neighborhood. She gives stories of her first interactions with African Americans and Civil Rights members, and how the interactions shaped her world…

BRENDA'S HEADSHOT.jpg
In this interview, Perryman discusses growing up attending multi-racial parochial schools in the Detroit area, as well as a life-changing car accident and her role in the events of July 1967.

Grabarczyk.Carter.Nancy.jpg
In this interview, Carter Garbarczyk discusses his work covering the 1967 unrest for Channel 2 WJBK-TV. Nancy Garbarczyk discusses her father’s work as a sergeant for the Detroit Police Department during July 1967.

!Twitter_Profile_2.jpg
In this interview, Boris discusses extending her trip at Camp Dearborn with a friend when the unrest first started. She also talks about going to class during the week of the disturbance. Boris came back to the city to clean up a hazardous waste…

BruceDavidImage.JPG
In this interview, Bruce focuses primarily on his experience as a Black Detroit Police Officer during the 1967 unrest. He was at the blind pig on 12th and Clairmount the night it was raided, and discusses the racism that plagued the Detroit Police…

Varlamos.Michael.photo.JPG
In this interview Varlamos discusses his parents’ migration from Greece to Detroit, growing up in an integrated neighborhood on Detroit’s Westside and his father’sbusiness, Niko's Party Store,at the corner of Mack Avenue and Lemay, which was forced…

Rogers.Felton.photo.jpg
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…

IMG_0235.JPG
In this interview, DeYoung discusses her experiences of the 1967 disturbance and how it affected her life. Additionally, she speaks about her 35 year career at the Detroit Police Department and how the department, and the city, operated and changed…

PetersJamesImage.jpg
In this interview, James Peters discusses growing up in the Detroit metropolitan area and his service in the National Guard during the events of July 1967.

Twitter_Profile_2.jpg
In this interview, Joel Smith talks about his memories of growing up in the Detroit area and cruising down Woodward with his friends. They often spent time in the city and enjoyed the concerts and the parks. In the summer of 1967, he and his friends…

Joseph Claxton photo.jpg
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.

!Twitter_Profile_2.jpg
In this interview, sister Sferrella explains her experience of the 1967 unrest in Detroit. She was shocked to see a tank rolling down ordinary streets in Detroit. She also explained the problem with Detroit police verbally abusing her African…

Twitter_Profile_2.jpg
In this interview, Ross recollects her childhood growing up and moving around the Detroit area and broader areas of Michigan. She remembers early encounters with racist ideals that she did not like and talks about her deliberate choices to ensure her…

Juanita Harper.jpg
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…

kurta.jpg
In this interview, Kurta discusses growing up on the west side of Detroit in the 1950s and 1960s and her intense personal experiences during the 1967 disturbance while working at Greenfield’s Restaurant on Woodward Avenue near downtown Detroit. She…

IMG_1807.jpg
In this interview, Hafeli recalls the mood in 1960s “white” Detroit. Growing up in an exclusively white neighborhood, Hafeli describes the community-police relations and the racial attitudes of his community. Hafeli describes the how his personal…
Output Formats

atom, dcmes-xml, json, omeka-xml, rss2