Detroit 67 Oral History Feature: Lucile Watts

The Detroit Historical Society collected over 500 oral histories as part of the Detroit 67 Project. Today’s Detroit Free Press features the oral history of Lucile Watts, a Detroit lawyer who worked to release black men wrongly detained during the July 1967 uprising. Ms. Watts later became the first African-American woman elected as a circuit court judge in Michigan.

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