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- Tags: United States Air Force
James VanVlerah, September 27th, 2016
In this interview, Vanvlerah briefly discusses growing up on Detroit's west side. In July 1967 he was an engineer at the Delray Power Plant, where workers were called in to stay on premises for the duration of the disturbance.
Isaiah "Ike" McKinnon, May 16th, 2017
In this interview, Ike McKinnon shares his experience of growing up in Detroit, being a Detroit police officer, and the events of ’67. This interview uses profanity and/or explicit language.
Ray Marbarak, August 12th, 2016
In this interview, Mabarak discusses his experience growing up on the east side and eventually joining in the military. He discusses National Guard training and conditions during ’67 and also what he witnessed in Recorder’s Court. He gives his…
George Ramsey, October 10th, 2015
In this interview, George discusses his early memories of the 1943 Detroit riots and his memories of growing up along Hastings Street and then Twelfth Street. After discussing his experiences during the unrest, George chronicles his experiences as a…
Sue Scherwitz recounts the unusual details of her wedding which took place during the unrest on July 28, 1967.
Dr. Carl Lauter, July 7th, 2015
In this interview, Dr. Lauter describes working at Detroit Receiving Hospital in July 1967 and taking care of patients that were injured in the civil disturbance, some of whom were under arrest, and being followed on his rounds by a military detail.…