Browse Items (7 total)
- Tags: Jeffries Housing Project
Willie Horton, December 7th, 2017
In this interview, Willie Horton discusses growing up in Detroit in the 1960s in the Jeffries Housing Projects, his impressions of the city, his actions during the events of 1967 as a member of the Detroit Tigers, and his ongoing work with the…
Melvin Dismukes, August 3rd, 2017
In this interview, Dismukes discusses his childhood growing up in the Jeffries Projects and the many jobs he had. He talks about his memories of the week of July 23, 1967 and specifically his memories of what he witnessed at the Algiers Motel and the…
Wayne Davidson, August 30th, 2016
In this interview, Wayne Davison discusses growing up in the Jeffries Projects, moving to Cleveland, and returning to Detroit in 1965. On July 23, 1967, he was attending a Motown revue at the Fox Theatre.
Susan Dodd, May 17th, 2016
In this interview, Susan Dodd describes her life as a young mother living in the Jeffries Projects and the challenges of finding adequate places to shop so she and her fellow residents established a food co-op and a milk program. In July of 1967, she…
Dian Wilkins, May 17th, 2016
In this interview, Wilkins discusses growing up in Highland Park, attending Wayne State, starting a food co-op and life in the Jeffries Projects. She also discusses her experiences in 1967 and her impressions of Detroit then and now.
Sharon Gant, August 15th, 2015
In this interview, Grant discusses growing up in Detroit, Michigan and the causes of the 1967 disturbance and her personal experiences during that week in July. Grant also looks back at her career as a social worker and at her decision to attend Law…
Judith Brown was a 23-year-old student at Wayne State in July 1967. She recalls her experiences living in the Jeffries Housing Project including interactions with the police and local businesses.