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Throwback Tuesdays: Sam Cooke--"A Change is Gonna Come"

So this week's Throwback Tuesdays falls on the most important election in American history. There's no reason not to kick it off with a video that captures the way a lot of Americans are feeling this morning. Today is truly a historic day, and it can be an even more historic night if Senator Obama wins the election. Interestingly enough, all of this seems like it was prophesized years ago in songs like the one above by Sam Cooke.

The tune is called, "A Change is Gonna Come," and for contemporary readers, it's the same song that was featured prominently in the 1992 Spike Lee film, Malcolm X. It seems like the perfect song to compliment Senator Obama's campaign which has focused on a theme of change for the last year and a half. By this evening we'll know if real change is headed to the White House. But regardless of if Obama wins or loses tonight, the America that we all know has come along way. And if you haven't already done so, get out and vote people.

--Jonathan Cunningham