The Man And His Music
A Change is Gonna Come came to exemplify the 1960s’ Civil Rights Movement. Upon hearing Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind”, Sam Cooke was greatly moved that such a poignant song about racism in America could come from someone who was not black. The song also reflected much of Cooke’s own inner turmoil. Known for his polished image and light-hearted songs, he had long felt the need to address the situation of discrimination and racism in USA. However, his image and fears of losing his largely white fan base prevented him from doing so. The song reflected two major incidents in his life. The first was the death of Cooke’s 18-month-old son, Vincent, who died of an accidental drowning. The second incident came on October 8, 1963, when Cooke and his band tried to register at a “whites only” motel in Shreveport, Louisiana and were summarily arrested for disturbing the peace. Both incidents are represented in the weary tone and lyrics of the piece, especially the final verse: There have been times that I thought I couldn’t last for long/but now I think I’m able to carry on/It’s been a long time coming, but I know a change is gonna come. The song has gained in popularity and critical acclaim in the decades since its release, and is #12 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. x
guys I rented a textbook from Chegg and realized I didn’t need it and I actually just tweeted them because their customer service isn’t working right now due to it being a national holiday and they actually canceled it for me?? In 5 seconds?? they replied to me literally less than a minute after I asked
everyone should get their books from Chegg they are actually the nicest people ever do it now
Oh my god I added a boy from my scholar program on Facebook and his mom sent me a friend request oh my god oh my god I am not accepting this
when you find ur textbook online for free after already renting it……..
I just remembered how I was sitting around in the lounge area waiting for my first class to start and this kid I met the day before just sat down next to me and was like “Oh my god I am so tired, thank god I have coffee” and I was just happy he felt comfortable enough after a day to plop down next to me and start complaining about things
I really like my scholar program the people in it are so sweet but awkward and they so obviously want to make friends like I was at a get together and I was sitting with two girls I was talking to from my previous classes and then this boy just took my empty plate and smiled at me and threw it away and then he sat down quietly and just listened to our conversation??
I really like the people in my program i’m happy