A Change Is Gonna Come

Sam Cooke wrote and sung the original “A Change Gonna Come.”  The video below is a live performance of the song by Al Green.

 

 

Posted on 09/25/2016, in Bloggers for Peace, civil rights, music, Potpourri and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. WOW!!This was a great way to start a Sunday morning. Thanks, Gronda

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  2. yahtzeebutterfly

    Thanks for posting this powerful, hope-filled song, Xena.

    Patti Labelle sang A Change Is Gonna Come yesterday at the dedication of the National African American Museum.

    Here is a moving excerpt from President Obama’s speech at the dedication:

    “I, too, am America. The great historian John Hope Franklin, who helped to get this museum started, once said, “Good history is a good foundation for a better present and future.” He understood the best history doesn’t just sit behind a glass case; it helps us to understand what’s outside the case. The best history helps us recognize the mistakes that we’ve made and the dark corners of the human spirit that we need to guard against. And, yes, a clear-eyed view of history can make us uncomfortable. It’ll shake us out of familiar narratives. But it is precisely because of that discomfort that we learn and grow and harness our collective power to make this nation more perfect.

    “That’s the American story that this museum tells: one of suffering and delight, one of fear but also of hope, of wandering in the wilderness and then seeing out on the horizon a glimmer of the Promised Land.”

    May change come and may the “glimmer of the Promised Land” become an arrival someday.

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    • yahtzeebutterfly

      Here is Patty LaBelle’s moving performance of A Change Is Gonna Come at the National African American Museum dedication:

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  3. I hear the message loud and clear. We have lots of work still needs to be done.

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  4. I love this song.

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