We Shall Overcome: A Farewell to Pete Seeger

A great American passed away the other day. Ordinarily, I never indulge in such chauvinism, but how else can you describe Pete Seeger? Who else has contributed as much to the country’s emotional and spiritual well-being?

I haven’t posted to this site for more than two months, devoting much of my time and energy to some serious health issues; but I felt compelled to put down a few words about Pete. If you’d like to read a comprehensive summary of his life, take a look at Jon Pareles’s obituary in the January 28 New York Times, “Pete Seeger, Songwriter and Champion of Folk Music, Dies at 94” .  I’m just going to describe what it meant for me – and probably for many others – to be inspired by him and the songs he wrote and sang. …

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#Activism, #Music, #PeteSeeger

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