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Old 03-31-2011, 04:57 PM
 
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I've already posted in the History forum about this but all I got was a suggestion to ask here. Hopefully someone can help me out.

I'm doing a paper for a Civil Rights class and we're supposed to interview a couple people who remember the Detroit riots. I found one person but need one more. If anyone would like to help me out, please send me a DM. There are only two questions I need to ask: 1) What you remember about the Detroit riots, and 2) What you remember about the Civil Rights Movement in general.

Thanks in advance for anyone who could spare 15 minutes or so and help me out. The paper is due April 13th.
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Old 03-31-2011, 05:46 PM
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Location: Phoenix,AZ
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Basicallly, the whole thing was about hating Whitey.

So they burned their neighborhoods down.

Good plan.

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Old 03-31-2011, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Great White North of Michigan
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Not only was the city burned down, hundreds of white middle class never returned. The mass exodus from the City of Detroit had begun,thereby creating the sprawl (or white flight) as you see it today. This urban sprawl is continuing today, albeit on a slower scale, as populations shift from east to west. An interesting phenomena that some say will end up spreading to the shores of Lake Michigan one day...
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:29 AM
 
Location: Negaunee,Michigan
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I know my Aunt told me she was pissed because she had to go to downtown Detroit to pick up my grandma off the train.(We're white!) LOL
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Old 04-01-2011, 05:55 AM
 
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This info from the Detroit News archive may be helpful , it contains many articles .

Special Report: Where we stand, 4 decades after that fateful summer
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:58 AM
 
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Have you checked out The Henry Ford's Freedom for All exhibition? There is a fair amount of information there. Check out their Benson Ford Research Center.
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:09 PM
 
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Thanks everyone for the info so far . We've learned a bit about it in class, but I need some first hand experiences/personal encounters for my paper.
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:23 PM
 
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I sent you a DM, not sure if I have the info you are looking for.
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:23 PM
 
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Can you also post this on the DETROIT section of the Michigan forum? You might get some people who actually still live there as opposed to outside that area who frequent the general MI forum --- just a suggestion.
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:14 PM
 
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I've already posted in the History forum about this but all I got was a suggestion to ask here. Hopefully someone can help me out.

I'm doing a paper for a Civil Rights class and we're supposed to interview a couple people who remember the Detroit riots. I found one person but need one more. If anyone would like to help me out, please send me a DM. There are only two questions I need to ask: 1) What you remember about the Detroit riots, and 2) What you remember about the Civil Rights Movement in general.

Thanks in advance for anyone who could spare 15 minutes or so and help me out. The paper is due April 13th.

Are you still looking for someone to interview?
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