Motown founder Berry Gordy is quoted as saying “The truth is a hit.” And in truth, Detroit’s Motown Records became the voice of an entire generation. The exhibition, The Truth Is a Hit at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture traces black music from its African roots through slavery, Jim Crow, the Great Migration, urban America, the Civil Rights and anti-war movements, up to the present day.
See also: Black History Month in Brooklyn.
Exhibit website. The Schomburg is a branch of the New York Public Library, at 136th St. and Malcolm X Blvd, across the street from the 2, 3 subway stop. The exhibit is presented by Northern Trust, in partnership with Schomburg Center, Motown Museum, and Motown the Musical.