When i first heard this song it was unsure to me, that whom this song is dedicated to. But after reading it through i can see that the blacks wanted equality. The message was to be sent to white Americans and how the segregated states agreed to the laws. The song was an important message to all Americans for giving the blacks their rights. It was time for the sun to rise for the Black Americans to come up and fight for their rights. Government was neglecting and not helping the Black Americans in some states. so i believe that this son has a great argument for its rights.