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Motown Spoken Word

The 1960's civil rights struggle was documented on Motown Records Black Forum label. Suzanne Smith, author of Dancing in the Street : Motown and the Cultural Politics of Detroit (Harvard University Press), tells Frank Stasio about these rare recordings, which include an early version of the I Have A Dream speech of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Detroit in 1963. (NOTE: These recordings are not currently in print. To obtain rare recordings, check used record shops, search internet auction sites such as e-bay, or post your wants in music or oldies newsgroups on the web.)

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