Example Oral History Questions

Topic - The Detroit Riots of 1967
Interview subject - Martin Taft (my father)

Can you describe yourself and your status in life in 1967? What was the overall mood in Detroit in 1967? - Response

What do you remember about the start of the Detroit Riots? What role did you play in the suppression of the riots? What do you most remember about the riots? -

What was the media coverage of the riots like? -

What do you remember about the end of the riots? -

What was the immediate impact of the riots on the city and people of Detroit? What was the mood in the city and area immediately after the riots? -

After forty years, do you still see residual effects of the riots in the Detroit area? -

What impact did the riots have on you? -