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A Change is Gonna Come
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”- these words are from the great speech of the moral undisputed leader of minority Martin Luther King, who made people believe in the radiant future, in the changes and who gave the most important human needs – hope. Was this speech significant for the Negro? I am sure, it was. This huge period of history of United States of America impressed people and inspired on creating a big variety of works of arts. How much does they influence on the minds of humanity? On my opinion, it depends on some nuances: if people think the same way, the human of art does, so they will just strengthen each other. Let us discuss the changes, which were referenced in the song called “A Change is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke.
To understand the plot and context of this song clearly we should mention the period when it was written and events, which accompanied that period. The song was written during the sixties’ Civil Rights Movement under the influence of “Blown in the Wind” by Bob Dylan, which told about the America’s racism. The fact that Bob Dylan was not black took Sam Cooke by surprise. In his song, he hopes that changes will come. The signing the Emancipation Proclamation seemed to relieve Negro slaves from the injustice and discrimination, all the same, a hundred years passed, but did not change the position of black people. Therefore, from 1955 to 1968 African Americans were leading the struggle for the civil rights, freedom, economic, racial and social equality.
Martin Luther King, Sam Cooke, and Bob Dylan: they joined ideas and hopes of Negros in their works. At last, change has come: Negro is free and not impaired in his interests and rights. However, what do white people think? Did all of them recognize this equality? Each of us should answer this question by own....
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