Pete Seeger died on Monday, at the age of 94. He lived through so many moments in the history of our country, and he showed how the power of music could change the world for the better. His life was steeped in music, from the classical leanings of his parents to his deep and abiding love of American folk music.
He believed in equality, in peace, in civil liberty, in saving the environment. In 1969 he marched in Washington leading a crowd in singing Lennon’s Give Peace A Chance; more than forty years later he was marching again in solidarity for Occupy Wall Street.
His instruments were his voice, a five-stringed banjo, and hope. The world is a poorer place without Pete Seeger in it.
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