Happy Martin Luther King Day everybody! In honor of the iconic civil rights leader, I thought I’d post a few reality star performances of the classic Sam Cooke song, “A Change is Gonna Come.” The lyrics are as relevant today as they were in 1964 when the song was released.
We’ve come a long way, but there’s still so much further to go.
I’ll leave you with a few inspiring quotes from MLK:
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
American Idol Season 11 – Joshua Ledet
American Idol Season 8 Final – Adam Lambert
American Idol Season 7 – Syesha Mercado
The Voice Season 9 – Shalyah Fearing
A Change is Gonna Come – Sam Cooke
Here’s the official lyric video for the original song, featuring historic scenes from the civil rights movement and equality movements around the world.