Janice Dyer Dean

Title

Janice Dyer Dean

Description

Janice Dyer Dean had just started a job at Detroit General Hospital and had to be picked up for work in an ambulance.

Publisher

Detroit Historical Society

Date

07/28/2016

Rights

Detroit Historical Society, Detroit, MI

Format

Text

Language

en-US

Type

Written Story

Text

On July 23, 1967 I remember feeling an eerie quiteness around the neighborhood where I lived in East Detroit (since renamed Eastpointe). On July 24th I had to start working at my new job as a Medical Technologist at Detroit General Hospital. Since there was no bus transportation and I had no car the city ambulance picked me up at home. We then drove into the the city to pick up other employees.
Most of the time I kept my head down for fear of getting shot.
As we drove around the city I remember seeing the National Guard with their rifles drawn and thought this was the most frightening experience that I will always remember.
I was an employee for the city of Detroit until 1980 and have many fond memories of working there.

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Submitter's Name

Janice Dyer Dean

Submission Date

07/28/2016

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Citation

“Janice Dyer Dean,” Detroit 1967 Online Archive, accessed December 16, 2019, https://detroit1967.detroithistorical.org/items/show/332.

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