One of four books that changed Herborn, as shared at the Sydney Morning Herald:
A CHANGE IS GONNA COME: MUSIC, RACE & THE SOUL OF AMERICARead about another book on the list.
I picked this up as some slightly off-topic reading when I was studying history and knew instantly I hadn't read anything like it before. It was sweeping and optimistic and covered music from Sam Cooke to Public Enemy and detailed how it both reflected and inspired the civil rights movement. Werner's enthusiasm influenced how I write about music; it makes you want to listen to all the songs you haven't heard and appreciate the ones you do know more deeply.