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- Tags: Black Business
Phyllis Rogers, May 8th, 2017
In this interview, Phyllis Rogers discusses her impressions of the events of July 1967. She accompanied her father during the week of the unrest as he photographed the aftermath.
Ophelia Northcross, August 19th, 1998
In this interview, Northcross talks about her memories of the Boston-Edison neighborhood of Detroit and the changes she witnessed over time. She talks about the tensions between the Jewish and black populations in the area, particularly in the…
Darryle Buchanan, December 13th, 2016
In this interview, Buchanan discusses his experiences growing up primarily in Virginia Park during the 1960s. He notes the escalated police presence in the community, and details several anecdotes of police brutality he experienced as a child. During…
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Jesse Davis, November 29th, 2016
In this interview, Mr. Davis discusses growing up in Detroit's close-knit Davison neighborhood and the effect the Chrysler Freeway had on the area. He was drafted into the military and was home on a two-day pass on July 23, 1967.
Mac Douglas, August 31st, 2016
Douglas primarily discusses the racial dynamics within the Detroit Police Department as well as community and police relations. As one of few Black officers, he recalls several anecdotes and practices that illustrate the discrimination within the…
Maxine Jones, June 18th, 2016
In this interview, Jones remembers the feelings in the city during the events of the summer of 1967. Her sister gave birth a few days before the unrest began and they had to track down her brother-in-law who was missing. She discusses how that…
Pamela D. Jones
Pamela D. Jones shares her memories as a 10 year old living on the east side of Detroit, Michigan in July, 1967.