Motown Music Research Paper

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How do you define a generation? Relate to a whole ethnicity? Or make everyone come together as one? The answer is with music. In 1959 a man named Berry Gordy made a small business in Detroit Michigan with a small loan from his family to start something amazing. This amazing thing was a recording studio by the name of motown records.

Berry Gordy was the son of a Plantation owner and his female slave. They relocated to detroit because his father found a better job working for the automotive businesses. Growing up he saw the way they made cars and thought “why can 't you do that with music?” With help from family he was able to come up with motown records with a 800$ loan. He was encouraged to keep going because of his friend smokey robinson.
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He gave every African American a chance to be accepted by white communities. He was secretly one of the biggest helps to civil rights communities. Not only did he help African Americans he helped white people connect with them. It was amazing how music brought them all together. Music didn 't care if you were white black asian mexican christian muslim. Music just wants everyone to come together as human beings and for you not to judge one another it truly is an amazing masterpiece of art.

The music that motown made was good nothing can beat it. It had amazing riffs and rhythms that everyone can dance to. But not only did it make you happy it gave people something to relate to during the times. It gave the people motivation to want to reach where the artist were to join them on stage. It inspired many future artists like Taylor swift, ted nugent, and fleetwood mac. Even today you turn on the radio you can still hear their music play. People will always remember their music and it will be taught to more and more generations. As long as the music is there, their stories will always be told and how music brought blacks and whites together as one. Not as separate races but as one generation of

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