Arthur Shmarak:
Although I was living in Livonia by then, I was still working at The Detroit Board of Education Television Teaching Program, on Lawton and Grand Boulevard. I remember police in our parking lot, urging us to head home before dark. I remember the statues at the Sacred Heart Seminary across from that parking lot. All the white statues on the grounds had their hands and faces painted black. The black people I worked with were frightened to return home each night. My parents lived well out of ‘the conflict zone,’ near Wyoming and Tireman, on the edge of Dearborn, yet they finally evacuated to my house in Livonia after fire breached the tree tops and burned one block from their home.,

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