By Sally J. Scholz, Ph.D.
Happy Birthday, Pete Seeger! Join your friends and colleagues as we celebrate one of America’s best loved singers and songwriters.
Pete Seeger turns 92 on Tuesday, May 3. Stop by the library first floor lounge at noon, enjoy some cake, and sing along with musicians Parris Bradley, John Stovicek and Carol Weiss on banjo, guitar, mandolin and ukelele.
Perhaps best remembered for classic folk songs like “If I Had a Hammer,” “We Shall Overcome,” and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone,” Seeger’s legacy of social activism extends far beyond his music.
For well over 60 years, Seeger has been an outspoken advocate for social justice. He wrote and sang for civil rights in the 1950s and 1960s, spoke on behalf of labor rights and is a consummate environmentalist, peace activist and children’s rights activist.
“Once blacklisted from national television for being unafraid to voice his opinions, he was given the nation’s highest artistic honors at the Kennedy Center in December 1994. In January 1996 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.” (Pete Seeger Appreciation Page)
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