LBJ Presidential Library Launches "Motown: The Sound of Young America" Exhibit

By Jess Clavero

In its 60 years, Motown has never stopped spreading its history and influence on the culture, and it will not start now. On April 13, the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, TX, launched “Motown: The Sound of Young America” at its location 2313 Red River Street, Austin, TX, 78705.

(Courtesy of LBJ Presidential Museum)

Partnering with the Grammy Museum, LBJ Library now hosts this Motown-centric exhibit that celebrates the rich history of the iconic music label and fosters skills and knowledge for future generations. From showcasing outfits from music sensations like The Supremes to inviting guests to partake in interactive instrument and songwriting tutorials, the exhibit does not fail to deliver a true sense of the culture from both within Motown and around it.

(Courtesy of LBJ Presidential Museum)

Motown icons Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Claudette Robinson of the Miracles (the First Lady of Motown), and Duke Fakir of the Four Tops sat to talk for a panel at the LBJ Presidential Library called the Summit on Race in America leading up to the grand opening of the exhibit. They spoke about their careers and the climate around race surrounding their time at Motown.

(Courtesy of Classic Motown)

The exhibit is open to the public will run through January 26, 2020. Catch a sneak peek of the exhibit at Fox 7 Austin.

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