The Motown Corporation is slated revive its Black Forum label, which was inspired by founder Berry Gordy, when he released several speeches on Gordy Records from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In 1971, Gordy started Black Forum with Dr. King’s 1967 speech, “Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam” as its first release. The label also released albums by Stokely Carmichael, Langston Hughes, Ossie Davis, Bill Cosby and more.
The Black Forum label, founded by Berry Gordy and the Motown Corporation in 1971, will relaunch in 2021 https://t.co/F2XMpyMKrS— Variety (@Variety) February 6, 2021
The official announcement said the Black Forum label will relaunch this year, “providing a platform to a new generation of writers, thinkers and poets.” Black Forum will reissue six of the historic albums beginning February 26, with newly recorded releases to follow. (Source: variety.com)