By Alec Wilkinson
Throughout his existence, Pete Seeger reworked a vintage American musical sort right into a type of peaceable protest opposed to warfare, segregation, and nuclear guns. Drawing on his vast talks with Seeger, Alec Wilkinson supplies a primary hand examine Seeger's distinct mixture of independence and dedication, appeal, braveness, strength, and trust in human equality and American democracy. We see Seeger as a child, instilled with a love of track by way of his mom and dad; as undefined, listening to genuine folks song for the 1st time; as a tender grownup, making a song with Woody Guthrie. and at last, Seeger the fellow marching with the Rev. Martin Luther King in Selma, status as much as McCarthyism, and combating for his cherished Hudson River. the big existence captured during this narrow quantity is actually an American anthem.
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