Motown and the Civil Rights Movement
The Music That Inspired a Generation
What effects did Motown's popularity as "the Sound of Young America" have on the Civil Rights Movement? What effect did the Civil Rights Movement have on Motown? In this multimedia program, Tom traces the development of--and interconnections between--the burgeoning popularity of The Motown Sound and the Civil Rights Movement. Were these two cultural and social movements working together to bring African-American culture into the mainstream? Why was Motown's music so popular during the 60s--a turbulent time in American History--and why has it remained so popular to this day? Find out in this entertaining and enlightening lecture.