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  • Collection: Neighborhoods: Where Detroit Lives

In this interview, Donna Palmer discusses growing up in Detroit’s University district, more specifically the changes that she’s seen the area go through over time and what she expects to see moving forward.

In this interview, Dwight discusses growing up in the North Corktown/Briggs neighborhood. He discusses what life was like for him growing up in a poor neighborhood as a young African-American boy. He describes the neighborhood and the people who live…

In this interview, Witt talks about how she came to work at the Greening of Detroit. Witt chronicles the Greening’s evolution and growth during the first ten years of her leadership. The Greening’s relationship with the Capuchin Monks is covered.…

During this interview Mrs. Walker describes her childhood growing up in the West Grand and Grand River neighbor hood since she moved there in 1986. She discusses how the closing of local business and grocery stores has negatively impacted her…

In this interview, Roberta Sanders discusses her experience in Virginia Park, and her enjoyment and involvement of the community.

In this interview, Zarazua describes the reasons for choosing to move from the suburbs to Detroit. He shares the community life of the Hubbard Farms/ Mexicantown neighborhood, as well as some interesting occurrences that have happened there.

In this interview, Schofield describes growing up in the multiracial community in Mexicantown. She discusses the activities done within the neighborhood, friends and neighbors in the neighborhood, and what stores, housing, and schools within that…

In this interview, Cassandra discusses growing up on the east side of Detroit, and her experiences there before moving, along with the differences between the neighborhood she was born in and the one has moved too. She also discusses how her…

In this interview, Calebria explains how it was growing up within Northwest Detroit within a the 80s to present day. She explains how the public services of her neighborhood slowly began degrading especially after the housing crises, and how crime…

Rose Mifsud discusses growing up in a Maltese-American immigrant family in Detroit in the 1930's.

In this interview, Kalisha talks about how Detroit was in the decade she was growing up. She mainly talks about her neighborhood, Northwest Detroit. Toward the end she talks about how the innocent neighborhood turns violent due to economic condition.

In this interview, Carmen Solis-Crowley and her mother Rita Solis are interviewed about life in Southwest, Detroit. Carmen Solis-Crowley translates for her mother, Rita for part of the interview.

In this interview, Tim McKay discusses his involvement with the Worker’s Row House in Corktown. He talks about how he found out about the property and recounts the continuing story of its restoration and development.

In this interview, Rhonda McIntosch discusses growing up on the east side of Detroit. She talks about shops she frequented, and daily life in the city.

In this interview, Rowena discusses her general childhood experiences in the Southfield-Plymouth area during the 1960’s and 70’s.

Gwen talks about her family moving from Selma Alabama to Detroit during the civil rights movement. She dicusses growing up in an integrated neighborhood and what she wants to see next for Detroit neighborhoods.

In this interview, Keech discusses growing up in Copper Canyon in the 1950s and ‘60s and shares her memory of when her father was on duty during the disturbance of ’67. She recalls the social tensions created by Detroit’s efforts to integrate schools…

James Jackson in this interview discusses growing up on the East side of Detroit in a segregated neighborhood. He recollects seeing segregation first-hand, and defending his family's store during the 1967 Uprising in Detroit.

In this Interview, Elena Herada discusses growing up in Detroit mixed with immigration and rioting. She discusses her grandparents being forced to move due to eminent domain. She also talks about urban renewal and urban removal.

In this interview Charnae talks about growing up in the diverse Northwest corner of Detroit and how friendly and welcoming it is. She talks about how the city is ever changing and even though there is development downtown and midtown you don’t see…
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