Allen Adinoff

Title

Allen Adinoff

Description

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

Creator

Alan Adinoff

Publisher

Detroit Historical Society

Date

06/23/2015

Rights

Detroit Historical Society, Detroit, MI

Format

Text

Language

en-US

Type

Written Story

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I was 16 years old and a sophomore at Southfield [High School]. We were seeing reports of the riots on TV, and nothing looked too bad. A few houses were burning and several folks were running around on the streets. So a few of us figured we would drive down and check it out. We headed down the Lodge freeway and got to around Livernois, and holy [expletive deleted]: the entire city was burning! Then we saw tanks and armored personnel carriers crossing the overpass; shooting was everywhere.

It was then that we realized that this was bigger than we could have imagined, and we had made a horrible mistake. We turned around and drove the wrong direction on the highway to get the hell out of there. Needless to say, there was little traffic.

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Submitter's Name

Allen Adinoff

Submission Date

06/09/2015

Search Terms

arson, Southfield High School, Lodge Freeway, Livernois, Michigan National Guard

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Citation

Alan Adinoff, “Allen Adinoff,” Detroit 1967 Online Archive, accessed September 23, 2019, https://detroit1967.detroithistorical.org/items/show/6.

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