Jeri Bartolotta

Title

Jeri Bartolotta

Description

Jeri Bartolotta recalls her childhood memories of her father spending nearly the entire week at his store on Linwood, near the epicenter of the riots.

Publisher

Detroit Historical Society

Date

08/06/2015

Rights

Detroit Historical Society, Detroit, Michigan

Format

Text

Language

en-US

Coverage

Linwood St. and Rochester St., Westside-Detroit-Michigan

Text

My Chaldean-American father owned a store named Imperial Market on Linwood and Rochester in 1967 . I was five years old. That week, my dad slept at the store and would come home only to shower and visit us. He brought us chocolate covered cherries and to this day when I see them it brings back memories of happiness to know that he (and his store) were ok . I also remember the fear of the violent images shown on the news and [my] worry for him and his business. The market was featured on the cover of Life magazine as his customers put a sign on the front which read "Soul Brother ". He and the store were shown no harm during that very violent week and we were so grateful.

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Search Terms

Imperial Market, Linwood Street, Rochester Street, Life Magazine

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Citation

“Jeri Bartolotta,” Detroit 1967 Online Archive, accessed January 17, 2019, https://detroit1967.detroithistorical.org/items/show/83.

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