"The Sound of Young America"
From 1916 until 1970 , there was a large migration of over 6 million African American population to northern cities, including Detroit, Michigan, as a result of horrible discrimination in the South and the need of industrial workers in northern cities during World War I (1). This mass exodus became known as the Great Migration and with it came the musical style of rhythm and blues, church gospel, jazz of the culture. As a result, Detroit, especially, became a city flourishing with culture and musical talent. When Berry Gordy founded Motown Records in 1959, he used this local talent to produce what became known as the "Detroit Sound" (2). The sound of Motown Records created a unique new style of music that forever changed not only the future of the music industry, but also impacted American culture as a whole.