Some performers were inspired by the bravery and goals of the civil rights workers and showed their admiration and support through song.

“A Change is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke hit so many chords, it is still used as a sign of hope.

This continues a survey of songs of the Civil Rights era, leading up to the dedication of the Rev. Martin L. King, Jr. memorial on August 28.

Here’s Sam Cooke.