Black Music Month Spotlight: Sam Cooke

Last weekend, while I was in Natchitoches, Louisiana for my family reunion, my hometown was making amends for wrongdoings that inspired one of the best songs for the Civil Rights Movement. Juneteenth is celebrated in Shreveport, Louisiana with the annual Let The Good Times Roll Festival presented by Rho Omega. This year, Sam Cooke‘s daughter, Carla Cooke, was not only scheduled to perform but to receive the Key to the City and an apology from Mayor Perkins. A powerful gesture that was long overdue and timely as the story was told on an episode of Comedy Central’s Drunk History by one inebriated Brian Tyree Henry.

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Happy Black Music Month!