Jane Sherman 05

September 6, 2003


Jane Sherman talks about her father's motivation to help rebuild Detroit after the 1967 riots.
Credit: Mort Crim Productions

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But to see the city that he had spent so much of his life, being a part of and growing up in. even though it was his adult life. And really he built his adult life around that city; burning. I think it had traumatic effect and I think that when he spent time after that, it was to try to recover and get you know, rebuild the city. Which became very obvious, from new Detroit to new Renaissance and ... everything that he encouraged ... Ford and doing the building of the apartments downtown. This was all part of trying to give something back to the city that he had made his fortune in.