Motown ...

It was "The Detroit Sound" before it ever became "The Sound of Young America."

During the last years before John F. Kennedy's Camelot emerged to give the nation new hope, America was divided, still struggling with the legacy it inherited from the aftermath of her Civil War and Reconstruction. 

At the pulpit of a small church in Montgomery, Alabama, the Civil Rights Movement was just beginning to find its voice.  And in Detroit, the nation's racially polarized industrial capital, the "Sound of Young America" was born. 

It was the birth of Motown. 

More than just a musical genre. 

It was a movement.