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    Berry Gordy Family Tree

    I found this very interesting however the picture of Thelma is actually Raynoma. I do not know if there are other inaccuracies but I am sure fellow forum members will point them out if they exist.


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    I agree, very interesting. Thanks for posting it.
    Darin

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    I've known this for quite a while but never mentioned it. I feel if Berry wanted to acknowledge his relation to President Carter it would have been public long ago. Why he never did is his business, but I do find it all very fascinating.

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    I served as one of the program managers at The Motown Museum, and they host a spoken word poetry competition in Detroit called Motown MIC. The 2019 winner, Mikhaella Norwood, won with a powerful piece she wrote that focuses on this history:


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    Quite fascinating. Thanks for the link.

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    Excellent job in posting this

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    From the 1940 Census with the family of Berry Gordy Jr (who was aged 10) - all important in the story of Motown Records. You will recognise these names.
    =========== Gender Age Birthplace
    head Berry Gordy M 49 Georgia
    wife Bertha Gordy F 38 Georgia
    son Fuller Gordy M 21 Georgia
    daughter Esther Gordy F 19 Georgia
    daughter Anna Gordy F 17 Georgia
    daughter Lucy Gordy F 16 Michigan
    son George Gordy M 13 Michigan
    daughter Gwendolyn Gordy F 11 Michigan
    son Berry Gordy M 10 Michigan
    son Robert Gordy M 8 Michigan

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