Berry Gordy

Ford Motor Company and UAW-Ford Invest $6 Million in Motown Museum Expansion

In 1959 Berry Gordy started Motown Records in Detroit. He modeled his business, which became a global hit-making factory, after the Ford Motor Company assembly line. Today, Ford and UAW-Ford are part of the Motown story again, announcing a $6 million investment as lead donor in a $50 million expansion of Motown Museum. The museumcontinue reading…

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The Mothers of Motown: How Motherly Love Helped Build an Empire

As many people know, mothers are no stranger to sacrifice. In fact, they are the greatest symbol of unconditional love. This is especially true of the mothers of Motown legends. Today, we remember three “Motown Mothers” whose contributions helped build the empire of Motown Records and added to the world renowned Motown sound. The Mothercontinue reading…

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Black Forum Fridays: Honoring Motown’s Hidden Gem

Imagine yourself listening to the voices of greats like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Langston Hughes in the vibrant Motown Museum gallery. Our Black Forum Fridays event series made that a reality. Every Friday during Black History Month, the Museum paid homage to Motown’s historic Black Forum Label, which was active from 1970 to 1973.continue reading…

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