Motown and the Civil Rights Movement

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Did the Civil Rights movement use the popularity of Motown to further its cause? Why has the music of Motown remained popular 54 years after its launch? Did the producers of Motown and the activists of the Civil Rights movement work together to bring African American culture into the white mainstream?

Join pop music historian Tom Ingrassia for an engaging multimedia presentation that traces the development of, and interconnections between, the escalating popularity of Motown and the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s as the answers these questions.

The public is encourage to bring stories, photographs, and memoriablia to share with Museum Staff at the program.