it's been a long time coming
After Decades, A Time To Reap (New York Times)
I have family from Georgia who always felt very strongly about civil rights throughout the years when that was a potentially dangerous stance to hold. I was blessed with a wonderfully strong and graceful Grammy who relentlessly worked in her neighborhood, in her small and quiet ways, to stand up for what is right. What happened yesterday has been a long time coming, and this article above blew my mind. Young people forget that within the last 50 years, black people lacked the ability to freely vote, and people were killed in this country for trying to register black voters.
Last night, I smiled when Obama referenced this Sam Cooke song in his victory speech; this version from Otis Redding is one of my favorites:
A Change Is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke cover) - Otis Redding
-WFMU played 14 versions of this song yesterday in an hour of radness.
-Retrospective of essential protest songs
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