Netflix has been inundated with praise and adulation following the release of its gripping documentary ‘The Two Killings of Sam Cooke’ and its exploration into the possibility that he was murdered by figures who were threatened by his rising power.
Netflix doc ‘The Two Killings of Sam Cooke’ is rivetting. His core role in civil rights activism was unknown to me til now.
Just happenstance that Sam, MLK, Malcolm X, etc (not to mention RFK) were all shot to death within a calendar year.
— Steve Lloyd (@SteveLloyd001) February 16, 2019
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@netflix remastered the two killings of Sam Cooke is really good… I didnt realized his story was so powerful. ✊🏽
— Greeting Earthling (@ATLienDIVA) February 17, 2019
The doc’s story examines the singer/songwriter’s Gospel-fuelled ascent to Pop stardom, his ties to the life and murder of Emmett Till, how he protected a young Dionne Warwick and her friends from a racist police officer and how his success in business made him a target for the mob…and FBI.
It has received universal praise.
started watching “Remastering: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke” because I just think the singer is so incredibly dope. But my brain is hurting hearing Quincy Jones say black folks had to sleep in morgues because of Jim Crow. First time I ever heard that. Wow. #Netflix pic.twitter.com/Wj2pFDilqt
— Shamontiel (@Maroonsista) February 10, 2019
“The Two Killings of Sam Cooke”: albeit quite troubling, it’s a jewel of a documentary and it’s now on Netflix. pic.twitter.com/2dEXkYLhjB
— Martine St-Victor (@MartineMontreal) February 11, 2019
everyone needs to watch the two killings of Sam Cooke on Netflix… learn something extremely important about black history
— cee. (@_cheyannayoung) February 12, 2019
The Two Killings of Sam Cooke is what you should be watching instead of some crazy ass white guys mixtapes about raping and murdering women. Educate yourself with another culture, another lifestyle. Open your eyes. Understand why it’s called “The Two Killings of Sam Cooke.” pic.twitter.com/9XxtBUHiAz
— josh (@jxshalexander_) February 10, 2019
I NEVER REALIZED HOW MUCH HE TRIED TO DO AND WHY HE WAS KILLED!
😩 — watching ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke Netflix
— DiannFerrick (@DiJeanFerrick) February 18, 2019
The Two Killings of Sam Cooke on Netflix is just what needed to truly overstand his story/legacy.
— Ave (@illvybes) February 18, 2019
The Two Killings of Sam Cooke documentary is VERY good.
1.) I get why my pops loved his music so much
2.) I understand why history never focused on this other side of him
3.) The scene from Spike Lee’s Malcolm X w/ Sam Cooke playing right before he dies is a double entendre
— George Clueney (@BLaCkBruceWaYnE) February 17, 2019
The Two Killings of Sam Cooke
Until I watched this documentary today, I had no idea how important or influential Sam Cooke was to the Black community. I always thought he was only a great vocalist.
Watch it. pic.twitter.com/x26XAJCgLe
— Nonhle Beryl (@NonhleBeryl) February 17, 2019