A little love for Pete Seeger.
The world lost a legend yesterday. This is my favorite picture of Pete Seeger. He’s in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, during 1964’s Freedom Summer. Read more here, at the amazing Civil Rights Movement’s Veterans’ site.
Pete Seeger grew up in a musical family, and his parents began collecting and recording traditional folk songs long before any sort of “revival” made them profitable. He used his musical platform to advance the causes close to his heart, and no doubt managed to change the world with his banjo. His New York Times obituary gives a great overview of his leonine contributions to our world, musical and otherwise.
Here he is, singing with some friends about the kind of world he thought we all deserved to live in:
Thanks for everything, Mr. Seeger. I imagine it was quite the party up there today.