In the early 1970s, Motown Records released politically charged albums on a subsidiary called Black Forum – most of which faded into obscurity. Now, the producer and historian Pat Thomas has collected the sounds and the stories of artists like Langston Hughes, Elaine Brown, Amiri Baraka and more, for the book Listen Whitey! The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975.

Listen to the history of the label here.

February, 24 2012
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Tagged: #Martin Luther King Jr. #Stokely Carmichael #Amiri Baraka #Motown #Black Forum #Black Panthers #Vietnam War #Langston Hughes
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