Tag Archive: violence

Loomer, Delores Mary

The Detroit of Dolores Loomer’s childhood was beautiful, but then her family’s home was robbed, the neighborhood changed and the riots of the late 1960’s began.  

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Steffy, Don

Posted in: , , , , Story by: December 2, 2013

May 4, 1970, Kent State University in Ohio:   Having passed up a chance to attend The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, Don Steffy switched to Bowling Green State University for a draft exempt status.  In this excerpt of Don’s life story he tells about how the violence of an unpopular war came home and changed the way he viewed the world.

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Harris, Sandra Gutridge

Professional storyteller Sandra Harris tells Bob Sander about an ill-fated concert on April 11, 1956 in which white men attacked the performer, Nat King Cole, in Birmingham, Alabama. This shocking event furthered Sandra and Ed Harris’s involvement as early civil rights activists and changed their lives.

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Nytes, Jackie

Posted in: , , , , Story by: June 5, 2013

From Jackie Nytes account of learning about the issues facing inner city families though her neighbor Dorothy’s family in a newly integrated Mapleton Fall Creek neighborhood South of 38th Street.

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