I started the week with a big drawing of the new musical, Motown. This is a show about the life of record producer/songwriter, Berry Gordy. It is already a big hit, with the winning formula of a score of very popular Motown hits.
Motown, and in particular The Supremes, were symbols of breaking racial barriers. The appearances of The Supremes on mainstream variety shows weren't just critical for what it said about the humanity of African Americans, it also said a great deal about the position of black women in society.
More than 450,000 people stood shoulder to shoulder in New York's Central Park on July 21, 1983 to see Diana Ross perform a free concert. One man, director Steve Binder, was responsible for capturing every detail.