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Sam Cooke, the soul legend who wrote and sung the iconic civil rights anthem, “A Change is Gonna Come,” which was released posthumously, has a story as powerful as his music.

Netflix’s “The Two Killings of Sam Cooke” is a must-watch original documentary, part of the digital platform’s “ReMastered” series.

The documentary shines a light on the soul legend, examining how his outspoken views on civil rights may have contributed to his death.

Created by Emmy and Peabody Award winners Jeff and Michael Zimbalist, EEW Magazine highly recommends viewing the riveting work.

Sam Cooke (right), who was very active in the civil rights movement before his death, is pictured here with Muhammad Ali (center) [Credit: Getty]

Cooke was killed in 1976 at the age of 33 by the manager of a motel in Los Angeles. While the manager said at the time she had acted in self-defense after Cooke had attacked her, Cooke’s family has long called the circumstances into question.

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In “ReMastered,” Cooke’s musical career and his civil rights activities are examined, as will his death—and in particular, theories of a cover-up and the possibility that the FBI may have been involved.

Interviews with Smokey Robinson, Quincy Jones, Jim Brown and Billy Davis will all be featured in the “ReMastered” installment, which was first released on Netflix February 8.

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