Cause Song of the Month

COMMON & JOHN LEGEND, “Glory,” 2014

Posted on July 6, 2015

The 2015 Academy Award and Golden Globe winner for best original song, “Glory,” is the theme for the 2014 film Selma, about the Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches in 1965 to do away with the discriminatory criteria placed on black citizens to deny them the right to vote.  The gospel-tinged song, sung by John Legend with rapper Common, references then (Rosa Parks) and now (Ferguson). Among the powerful lyrics: “Now the war is not over / Victory isn't won / And we'll fight on to the finish /Then when it's all done.” Common also appears in the film civil rights leader James Bevel.  Buy the song here. — Karen Bliss