MUSIC: “A Change is Gonna Come” – Sam Cooke, 1964

Sam Cooke, one of the greatest voices of popular music, was inspired by Bob Dylan’s song “Blowin’ in the Wind” and how a white person could write so powerfully about racism. Cooke wrote “A Change is Gonna Come” after he and his friends were refused lodging in a ‘whites only’ motel in Louisiana. Cooke was risking his career in doing so.