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Motown: The Truth Is A Hit

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February 1 through July 26, 2014

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Exhibition Hall


Motown founder Berry Gordy is quoted as saying “The truth is a hit.” And in truth, Detroit’s Motown Records became the voice of an entire generation. Our upcoming Motown exhibition, The Truth Is a Hit seeks to explore Gordy’s notion of the truth by tracing black music from its African roots through slavery, Jim Crow, the Great Migration, urban America, the Civil Rights and anti-war movements, up to the present day.

Presented by Northern Trust, in partnership with Schomburg Center, Motown Museum, and Motown the Musical

Courtesy of the Motown Museum
Courtesy of the Motown Museum

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