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Pete Seeger Lives! On Folk Legend's 100th Birthday, Remembering How Music and Love Conquers Hate

Pete Seeger Lives! On Folk Legend's 100th Birthday, Remembering How Music and Love Conquers Hate

Doug Morris

Go tell all the little children…
[on our] one earth…give it one more try,
to show [our] Rainbow race, it’s too soon to die.
—Pete Seeger “Rainbow Race”

Today—May 3rd, 2019—marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of legendary folk singer Pete Seeger. Not just a songwriter, public citizen, educator, and activist, Seeger was also a champion of social justice, peace, worker rights, and environmental sanity.

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In a time of constant discouraging news, this article is both welcomed and needed. The essence of Pete Seeger can and should serve as both an inspiration and a reminder not to ever give up, and to stand for the things Pete stood for.

Pete Seeger was among the best people that America has produced. Let his light shine
our way through the enveloping, imminent darkness of this encroaching fascism.

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And, more than a list of accomplishments, Pete represents the grace of a life well lived.

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