Browse Items (15 total)
- Tags: Race Relations
William Pattinson, 2005
In this interview, Pattinson discusses growing up in various Detroit neighborhoods, his family, and race relations in the city before and after the events of 1967.
Linda Cunningham, March 28th, 2017
In this interview, Cunningham discusses growing up on the Eastside of Detroit and her experiences during the events of 1967. She also discusses race relations in Detroit and the changes in the city since the 1960’s.
Amne Talab, November 17th, 2016
In this interview, Amne Talab shares her memories of the summer of 1967 in Detroit and Highland Park when she was eight years old.
Roger Manilla, October 17th, 2016
In this interview, Roger Manilla shares his experience of growing up in Detroit and the suburbs, his association with radical left-wing groups, and his memories of ‘67.
Joseph Borrajo, October 28th, 2016
In this interview, Borrajo discusses racial tensions, life in Detroit in the sixties, the Arab-Israeli War, and how Arabs are portrayed in the media. He also describes the unrest of 1967 and what it was like to drive down Woodward, Grand River, and…
Margaret Sweeney, December 6th, 2016
In this interview, Margaret Sweeney recalled living and working in Detroit. She talked about the leadership of her parish wanting to include the African American community.
Mary Ann Markel, December 13th, 2016
Markel discusses her experience of the unrest, which she refers to as a riot but concedes may also be categorized as an “uprising.” After being dropped off on the Marygrove campus in July 1967, her brother drove out of the city as quickly as possible…
Connie Griffith, August 18th, 2016
In this interview, Griffith discusses growing up near Woodward, witnessing Diego Rivera work on his famous murals at the DIA, her experience of witnessing violence during the 1943 race riots, her family’s relation to the Algiers Motel, and how she…
Helen McQueery, August 4th, 2016
In this interview, McQueery discusses living with racism in Detroit and how it affected her employment. She talks about being the first black, and first woman, working in the field of photography in the Detroit area. Helen also offers her…
Richard Viecelli, August 12th, 2016
Viecelli discusses the 1967 disturbance from a police officer’s perspective, which he considers not a riot, but a “baby war.” He was stationed at Kiefer Command Center, where he tracked incoming and outgoing calls for the police. Notably, Vicelli…
Jay Levinson, August 9th, 2015
Levinson describes his neighborhood in Northwest Detroit as an ideal place to raise a family and free from racial tensions. Levinson’s next door neighbor was Mayor Jerome Cavanagh, whose children he befriended. During the unrest he recalls the smoke…
Virgil Taylor, July 23rd, 2016
In this interview, Taylor describes the looting and chaos that he witnessed during the summer of 1967. He also discusses the many issues Detroit faces today, including racism and disinvestment.
Michael "Doc" Holbrook, August 15th, 2016
In this interview, Michael shares the differences between living in the north and south, coming of age as a black male in Detroit, living during the time of the 1967 unrest, and his observations of the city past and present.
LeeRoy Johnson, August 8th, 2016
In this interview, Johnson discusses the racial transition of his neighborhood in the Near East Side in the 1950s and 1960s. He recalls being chased and beaten up by white children on the west side of Chene Street. During the disturbance, Johnson and…
Dwight Stackhouse, July 31st, 2015
In this interview, Stackhouse discusses growing up in the integrated North Corktown neighborhood of Detroit during the 1950s and 60s. Stackhouse, who was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness, was 19 years old in July 1967 and discusses evangelizing with his…