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Gogo
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Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 10:41 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Interesting detailed list on all the victims of the 1967 riots. The website has other information about the riots but this is the information I found most interesting...

http://www.67riots.rutgers.edu /d_victims.htm
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Leoqueen
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Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 10:51 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I still think about Tonya Blanding, to this day. I was only 12 when all this took place, and my Dad's office [he was a dentist] was at 1729 Clairmount, right at the corner of 12th.

A good friend of mine in junior high told me she was a friend of the Blanding family, and helped prepare the little girl's hair for her funeral.
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Velma
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Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 11:04 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Great website, Gogo. Thanks.
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Gannon
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Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 11:07 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I can now never forget the deaf/mute gentleman who was in the wrong place at the wrong time just before the cops started making shit up to cover their asses.

Thanks for that link, Gogo.
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Riverratracer
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Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 7:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Gogo, Those of us who were there in July, '67 can never forget the week (not to even mention the aftermath and decline of Detroit thereafter). I lived at Mack and Woodward and the entire city was in chaos and aflame from my vantage point. It was equal fear of looters and rioters as well as overwhelmed and inexperienced National Guardsmen that pervaded the area. Anyone with sense just hunkered down and barricaded in.

For another prospective and story on the events, read Gene Methvin's story in the National Review at www.nationalreview.com/ flashback/flashback20050901131 6.asp

Those of us who were in the center of it all (and again in April '69) can never forget what happened and lament the deaths and what was a prelude and seminal event in the decline of Detroit.

If you were there it would have consequences on your thoughts to this day.
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Lmichigan
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Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 8:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I had no idea when I was little that lived at the epicenter of where these riots happened. We lived at the southwest corner of Clairmont and Rosa Parks.
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Paulmcall
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Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 9:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I remember my friend's dad was a fireman who was getting shot at when they tried to put out a fire.
I still can see the smoke from the fires and hear the shooting.
We didn't have the hardcore riot action on the northwest side but there were breakins and some destruction.
Many neighbors starting leaving in the next few years until we hardly recognized anyone left from the old days in the 50's.
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Leoqueen
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Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 9:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

LMichigan, I know you were little then, but do you remember seeing Dr.Snowden's sign hanging out over his office door at 1729 Clairmount? Did he happen to fix the teeth of anyone in your family?
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Chalu64
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Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 10:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Leoqueen, thanks for posting this link. I've actually surfed this site a few years ago and found it so informative, but forgot the URL.
It's truly amazing it ever happened.
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Itsjeff
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Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 11:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

time
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Leoqueen
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Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 - 8:09 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Chalu64, I didnt post the link, Gogo did, but I too am glad that it was shared.....
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Erikto
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Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 - 9:34 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have a book called 'Nightmare In Detroit' (by Van Gordon Sauter & Burleigh Hines) which gives a chronology of the violence and discusses each fatality. Published by the Henry Regnery company from Chicago.
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Rasputin
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Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 - 11:17 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

The smoke from the fires of Detroit singed every white eyebrow and the message was clear:... (Julius Lester)


Black-atcha .....
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Danny
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Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 - 11:22 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The 67 riot was not a race riot, but a riot to stirred up civil disobediance and to break away from the White American's cognitive dissolence of their own race values and irregular morals based out their imaginations of their ancestors.

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