Category: Motown

Rainbow after the Storm in Detroit

Rainbow after the Storm in Detroit Starting in 1910, many African Americans left the south and moved into northern states like Detroit. Although they were trying to run away from the racist south, they were

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The Motown Sound

This legendary label was started in 1959 by Berry Gordy with an $800 loan in Detroit Michigan.  He got the name from the nick name the city was give Motor City. He did everything possible

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Motown! Motown!

From the heart of Detroit, Motown Records was founded at the building Hitsville U.S.A. Motown is no stranger to anyone that knows anything about African American music as it was home to iconic groups such

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Motown: Music that has Moved the World

Diana Ross The Four Tops Gladys Knight & the Pips The Isley Brothers The Jackson 5 Lionel Richie The Marvelettes Michael Jackson Marvin Gaye Rick James (1948 – 2004) Smokey Robinson and the Miracles Stevie

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