Jay Bookman

Opinion columnist and blogger with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, specializing in foreign relations, environmental and technology-related issues

Opinion: Sing it, Rhiannon

Here's a beautiful song, written originally by Roebuck "Pops" Staples of the Staples Singers back in 1965, performed in this brand new version by the great Rhiannon Giddens.

I make it a rule not to post political material on my Friday music post, and in this case I'm assuming that after 50-plus years, neither the song nor its message remain controversial, but instead reflect our common heritage and values.

So don't disappoint.

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Jay Bookman writes about government and politics, with an occasional foray into other aspects of life as time, space and opportunity allow.