SoCS 5-6-23

I just watched a movie on Netflix named “Mudbound”. It was powerful and depressing and you know what? I’m tired. I’m just tired of all of the violence put upon people that don’t match up in skin color. Just plain tired and sad. It’s been going on forever and nothing changes.

The song was inspired by various events in Cooke’s life, most prominently when he and his entourage were turned away from a whites-only motel in Louisiana. Cooke felt compelled to write a song that spoke to his struggle and of those around him, and that pertained to the Civil Rights Movement and African Americans.


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