Interview with Daisy Nunley
QUESTION 20
SHEILA C. BERNARD:

OK, if you could describe 12th Street, what it was like.

DAISY NUNLEY:

It was as, it was just--

SHEILA C. BERNARD:

Can you start with 12th Street so we know what you're talking about?

DAISY NUNLEY:

Oh, OK, there's somebody at the door.

SHEILA C. BERNARD:

Oh, stop tape.



SHEILA C. BERNARD:

OK, if you can just tell me what 12th Street was like

DAISY NUNLEY:

Oh, in the 60s it was a very, 12th Street was a very exciting place.

SHEILA C. BERNARD:

OK, can you start again?

DAISY NUNLEY:

OK, ah, 12th Street in the 60s was a very exciting place to be because, ah, they had clubs there, nightclubs, and, ah, they had, ah, restaurants and they had shops that you could go to, it was just, it was like, the, ah, the mecca had sort of shifted to 12th Street from, ah, Blackbottom, because at that particular time Blackbottom um, was being um, let's say, ah, rebuilt, and, ah, so therefore, a lot of merchants and a lot of places had moved to, to, ah, to, to 12th Street. And, ah, we would go there for, ah, ah, one place in particular was Kline's Show Bar, it was a very nice club, ah, I heard Yusef Lateef there for the very first time, jazz and, ah, there was another, a club directly across the street and, ah, we would go, ah, one of our friends was a saxophonist there and I do remember that sometimes, ah, in, ah, in the summer, ah, he would, ah, come out on, come off the stage and come out onto the street playing his horn and, ah, it was just exciting. And, ah, we would go to, ah, there was a place Hughes Barbeque, on 12th Street. Ah, they had the best barbeque in the city of Detroit and they had real good ice cream and we'd go there all the time, ah, it was just, just an exciting place to be, the neighborhood was very nice, you weren't afraid to walk down the street. I wa- I was never afraid to be on 12th Street.

SHEILA C. BERNARD:

OK, cut.