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Sat, Feb 11


Oregon Historical Society

Motown: Sound of Young America

A Black History Event At The Oregon Historical Society

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Motown: Sound of Young America
Motown: Sound of Young America

Time & Location

Feb 11, 2023, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205, USA

About the Event

Join ORABSE in celebrating Black History month and exeperience the Motown: Sound of Young America exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society. Hear about the free resources for Black History. 

Quote about the Exhibit from the Oregon Historical Society website:

"A blend of gospel, blues, and pop, Motown began in Detroit in the late 1950s and quickly became “The Sound of Young America,” crashing the American pop charts and challenging the Beatles-led British Invasion. The visionary of Motown, Berry Gordy, Jr., a former prizefighter and songwriter who believed that talent could be found on nearly every Detroit streetcorner, brought the iconic sound into the mainstream. From Motown came the Supremes, the Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, the Jackson 5, and many others. Collectively, they changed the musical direction of the nation."

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