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Pete Seeger oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Beacon, New York, 2011-07-22

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Creator:Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Creator:Mosnier, Joseph
Creator:Seeger, Pete, 1919-
Title:Pete Seeger oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Beacon, New York, 2011-07-22
Date:2011 July 22
Description:

Pete Seeger recalls performing at a concert with Paul Robeson in 1949 in Peekskill, New York, visiting the Highlander Folk School, and the evolution of the song "We Shall Overcome." He remembers performing at many civil rights events, including the Selma to Montgomery March. He also discusses his thoughts on Presidents Barack Obama and Rutherford B. Hayes.

Types:Oral histories (document genres) | Interviews | InteractiveResource
Subjects:Civil rights movements--United States | Selma to Montgomery Rights March (1965 : Selma, Ala.) | We shall overcome | Civil rights movements--United States--Songs and music | Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.) | Folk singers--Interviews | United States, New York, Beacon | United States, New York, Dutchess County, 41.7651483, -73.7428623
Collection:Civil Rights History Project
Institution:Library of Congress
Contributors:American Folklife Center
Original Material:

Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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Forms part of online collection: Civil Rights History Project

Persistent Link to Item:http://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0039/