Harriet Berg

Title

Harriet Berg

Description

Harriet Berg and her husband were not in Detroit in July 1967. They had rented their home to a young attorney from New York City who was considering a job with a Detroit law firm. During the unrest, he and his family left the city abruptly, leaving the house open. The basement flooded without a tenant to take care of it. Harriet recalls, “Needless to say, he … decided not to come to live in Detroit after all”.

Publisher

Detroit Historical Society

Date

10/08/15

Rights

Detroit Historical Society, Detroit, MI

Format

Text

Language

en-US

Type

Written Story

Text

We received a telegram from a friend and his wife who rented our home in Detroit for the summer of 1967 telling us he was he was leaving. He was a young lawyer from NYC considering a job with a Detroit law firm, interested in coming to U of D to teach and live with his wife and child. On the night of the riot, he left abruptly leaving the house open. The basement flooded which we were unaware of. Needless to say he fled and decided not to come to live in Detroit after all.

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Submitter's Name

Harriet Berg

Submission Date

07/29/15

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Citation

“Harriet Berg,” Detroit 1967 Online Archive, accessed October 17, 2019, https://detroit1967.detroithistorical.org/items/show/90.

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