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Radio interview with Karen Dumas - “It was a riot”

Play - “It was a riot”


Karen Dumas Radio Interview #1.001
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Radio interview with Karen Dumas - “do you want to do a documentary about the riots?”

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Radio interview with Karen Dumas - “Detroit 910AM Radio Superstation”

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it’s really gotten weird

I know I haven’t given a project update in several weeks but it’s really gotten weird. Read More…
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Why does this happen?

Today we arrive for a meeting with a potential funder we’ve been talking to since last October. Before we enter the lobby I get a return call from another potential funder that I’ve been hounding for three days, why does this always happen? I pick up the call, did I say this funder is three times bigger than the funder we’re meeting with, and we talk.

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The Bob Group or The Fred Organization

Yesterday was a two meeting day. The first meeting was with the Detroit Equity Action Lab, Focus:HOPE and

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my computer had a near death experience

Sorry for not sharing much Summer ‘67 news lately but my computer had a near death experience. You know, the computer that stores all of my files, for all of my projects, that computer. Read More…
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New Video

http://www.summer67.bigcityfilms.com/page3/page28/
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Kerner Report

I just got finished with some light reading the “Report of the National Advisory Commission On Civil Disorders Summary,” Read More…
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a shot across the bow

So, it was a pretty boring day here at Big City until someone fired a shot across the bow Read More…
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Chai Tea Latte

Today, I worked on a Summer ’67 promotional script on my iPhone at Starbucks and later at Campus Martius. Read More…
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Brain Freeze

I was in two meetings yesterday, in one of them, I experienced my normal brain freeze.

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Meetings

This week we have four meetings scheduled and we’re hoping to add a fifth. Read More…
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It’s all in a fundraising day's work.

Today was pretty calm day with the project. I met Sarah Hulett about her role with the project and made some calls.

But about 4:30 I get a text from my partner saying “are you at home?”

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Meetings

A week ago we had a big meeting with a potential funder, we’re all set, in the car we’re going over strategy as we approach their offices we get a call, the meeting has been canceled. They want to setup an alternative meeting, a month from now, I was bummed out.
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What story to tell

So we continue to be in the fundraising mode for the Summer ’67 project. Read More…
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wherever and whenever

We’ve had a good Summer ’67 project day.

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Nathaniel Edmonds, Victim 17

Richard Shugar, a 24-year-old male, accused Edmonds of breaking into his store, and shot him in the chest with a shotgun. Read More…
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Helen Hall, Victim 36

Helen Hall a 51-year-old female died on 7/26/1967 at approximately 1am.

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Sheren George, Victim 4

Sheren George had been struggling through life for quite some time. She had been plagued by the unsolved murder of her first husband, the loneliness, and the stress of raising two children, Donna and Ronald by herself. But finally, she met a man named Ross and they were married.

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Victims 2 & 3

Victims 2 & 3, Willie Hunter and Prince Williams. Both were found in the basement of Brown's Drug Store; believed to have died when the store burned down.

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This is the first project

As we continue the fundraising process I started thinking about how this project, summer '67, is a first in several areas for me. Read More…
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