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"One for the Road:" Curtis Mayfield

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 1, 2010 10:30PM

With the civil union bill needing only Pat Quinn's signature to become law, today will go down as a high water mark for civil rights in Illinois history. It's a good first step, but nowhere near the destination.

It got us to thinking about those who came before, those who fought for social justice and equality in the most passive means imaginable - in song. Naturally, since we like to have "One for the Road" feature musicians with some solid ties to Chicago, Curtis Mayfield was at the top of the list today. We're sure the sentiment of this song holds as true today as it did back then: "Keep on keeping on."