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This page features Democracy Now’s interviews with legendary folk singer, banjo player, storyteller and activist Pete Seeger, as well as related interviews in which he is mentioned.

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    By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan

    Pete Seeger’s life, like the arc of the moral universe famously invoked by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., bent toward justice. He died this week at 94. Pete sang truth to power through the epic struggles of most of the last century, for social justice, for civil rights, for workers, for the environment and for peace. His songs, his wise words, his legacy will resonate for generations.

    Jan 30, 2014 | Columns & Articles
  • The legendary folk singer, banjo player, storyteller and activist Pete Seeger has died at the age of 94. This page features highlights from his interviews and related segments on Democracy Now!

    For nearly seven decades Pete Seeger was a musical and political icon who helped create the modern American folk music movement. In the 1940s, he performed in the Almanac Singers with Woody Guthrie. Then he formed the Weavers. In the 1950s, he opposed...

    Jan 31, 2014 | DN! In Depth
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    Watch an exclusive excerpt from our 2004 interview with the legendary folk singer and activist Pete Seeger, who died Monday at the age of 94. Seeger recalls the Peekskill Riots of 1949, when he and the singer and actor Paul Robeson were attacked after they performed.
    Jan 31, 2014 | Web Exclusive
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    Earlier this year, the legendary folk singer and activist Pete Seeger died at the age of 94. For nearly seven decades, Seeger was a musical and political icon who helped create the modern American folk music movement. In the 1940s, he performed in The Almanac Singers with Woody Guthrie, and then formed The Weavers. In the 1950s, he opposed Senator Joseph McCarthy’s political witch hunt and was almost jailed for refusing to answer...
    Jul 04, 2014 | Story