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Theresa Paplin School Honors Motown

March 7, 2023 / SCO News

To celebrate Black History Month, students and teachers at our Theresa Paplin School explored the impact that the iconic Motown Records had on popular music in America. Each class selected a famed artist or group that was part of the Motown roster and studied the part they played in American music.

They chose and learned one of their artist’s popular songs to perform at the school’s closing ceremony assembly. The teachers then supplemented the performances by providing a short list of inspirational songs by a few Black artists that were inspired directly or indirectly by the Motown sound.


Student performances included the Temptations “My Girl”, The Four Tops “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)”, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas “Heat Wave”, Stevie Wonder “Superstitious”, The Jackson 5 “ABC”, Diana Ross “Reach Out and Touch” and Smokey Robinson “Love Don’t Give No Reason”.


Programs for the event were printed by The Dream Factory, the in-house, student operated printing & engraving shop at Theresa Paplin School.




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