Ana

Title

Ana

Description

Ana was a 13 year old who lived with her grandparents near the training grounds where the Detroit Fire Department was stationed.

Publisher

Detroit Historical Society

Date

07/29/2016

Rights

Detroit Historical Society, Detroit, MI

Format

Text

Language

en-US

Type

Written Story

Text

During the riots the summer of 1967, I was 13 and I was living at my grandparents home on West Warren in Detroit.
My grandparents lived in the next block from the Training site for the Detroit Fire Department. When things got crazy, I was helping my mom and friends cook for the fireman who were stationed at the Training site during the riots. I remember on several occasions the blackouts and having to “hit the floor” because of sniper's bullets that were fired in our direction. I can also remember watching from my grandparents porch as the military tanks cruised up and down West Warren, hearing gunshots during the night ring out scaring us as we tried to sleep, and the ever present smell of smoke that filled the air for the several days of the destruction and looting. It was not a very good time.

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Submitter's Name

Ana

Submission Date

07/29/2016

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Citation

“Ana,” Detroit 1967 Online Archive, accessed June 18, 2019, https://detroit1967.detroithistorical.org/items/show/330.

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