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Backstage Pass: Mary Wilson

Education Program

Students are invited to join us in the Sanders Soundstage for a Q&A with Mary Wilson as we commemorate the opening of the Legends of Motown: Celebrating The Supremes exhibit. Singer, best-selling author, motivational speaker, businesswoman, former U.S. Cultural Ambassador, wife, mother, and grandmother, the legendary Mary Wilson was a founding member of the Original Supremes, one of the most successful, influential, and popular girl groups of all time. She is a native of Greenville, Miss.

2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the release of The Supremes’ first number-one hit single, “Where Did Our Love Go,” the first of five such consecutive hit singles.  The Supremes changed the face of pop music and became trendsetters who broke down social, racial, and gender barriers, which all started with the wild success of their first number one song. 2015 was also an exciting time for Wilson, her song “Time to Move On” has climbed to #23 on the billboard dance charts, which marks her first time on the charts with a solo recording, since The Supremes. Wilson herself was also welcomed to the Rock Hall alongside her fellow Supremes.

Mary Wilson is also an author whose autobiography, Dreamgirl - My Life as a Supreme, was a best seller and was followed by a sequel book, Supreme Faith - Someday We’ll Be Together.

For more information about this education program with Mary Wilson, please email [email protected]