Artist: Sam Cooke
Name of song: A Change Is Gonna Come
The song was released on December 22, 1964 by RCA Victor.
Includes "A Change Is Gonna Come", some of Sam Cooke's famous songs are "You Send Me", "Cupid", "Chain Gang", "Wonderful World", "Another Saturday Night", and "Twistin' the Night Away"
One of the most meaningful frame in the song lyrics is "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, a long time coming/But I know a change is gonna come, oh yes it will". This paragraph describes the writer's hopeful attitude in protesting segregation, which means he knows he is suffering from the threatens of danger, but he foresees the bright future, and he will still keep fighting against prejudice, no matter how long it takes.
The song captures the aspirations and frustrations of African Americans under Jim Crow and racism everyday in the mid sixties.
"A Change Is Gonna Come" is inspired by various personal events in Cooke's life, mainly upon when Sam Cooke heard and was deeply moved by Bob Dylan's song of protest, "Blowin' in the Wind". It is one of the most significant anthem in American civil rights movement, by a message of hope.