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Arlene Niskar, August 4th, 2016
In this interview, Arlene Niskar discusses her family’s decision to move when a neighbor sold a house to a black family. She also talks about her memories of her wedding day on the Sunday that the unrest began as well as her Canadian relatives’…
Sheila Sharp, August 20th, 2016
In this interview, Sharp discusses what it was like to grow up and attend various elementary schools in Detroit. She recounts in detail her memory of staying with her grandmother during the uprising of 1967 and what it was like to see the National…
Richard and Janice Powell, June 23rd, 2016
In this interview, the Powells discuss Detroit during their childhoods and their perception of Detroit at the time. They then move to discuss the changes they noticed in the city in the years before 1967, such as the increased popularity of drugs as…
William Charron, June 18th, 2016
Charron discusses growing up in all-white Wyandotte and the personal impact of the 1967 disturbance. More specifically, he describes his wedding on July 29, 1967 (in the midst of the disturbance) as well as the repercussions of that week on family…
Ken and Carol Sopiak, March 19th, 2016
In this interview, Ken and Carol Sopiak discuss their experience planning and then enjoying a traditional Polish Catholic wedding, reception, and Poprawiny in Detroit during the events of July 1967.
Sue Scherwitz recounts the unusual details of her wedding which took place during the unrest on July 28, 1967.
Justine Smith was twelve years old working as a camp counselor and recalls memories of fear and uncertainty in July, 1967.