Troubles of the world
About the Song
The song (sung by Mahalia Jackson) was included in a 1959 film 'Imitation of Life' directed by Douglas Sirk. It was Sirk's final Hollywood film and dealt with issues of race, class and gender. This was the second film adaptation of Fannie Hurst's novel of the same name. The first, directed by John M. Stahl, was released in 1934.
Irish singer Sinead O'Connor made a video of the song in October 2020 with all receipts going to Black Lives Matter organizations.