Patricia Flemings recalls her life growing up in Detroit. She also recounts the history of her parents and grandparent migrations to Detroit. She compares the past Detroit, particularly before the riots, to modern day Detroit. She talks of how drugs and fear of corrupt police officers, called the Big Four ruined the sense of safety in the neighborhoods. Later in the interview, Ms. Flemings talks about her great grandmothers recollections of being a house slave. There are also suggestions as to how Detroit can be fixed over time.
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- Date Interviewed: Saturday, 08 March 2014
- Interviewer: Amber Flemings
Marygrove Archives ARC-SP 0100 File #36
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Flemings, A. (Interviewer) & Flemings, P. (Interviewee). (2014). Patricia Flemings: Migration within the U.S. [Interview transcript]. Retrieved from The John Novak Digital Interview Collection of the Marygrove College: https://www.marygrove.edu/detroit-journeys