When Pete Seeger Faced Down the House Un-American Activities Committee

When Pete Seeger Faced Down the House Un-American Activities Committee

Amid all the tributes and accolades to Pete Seeger today, it’s easy to paper over the extent to which his career was almost destroyed by associations with communism and his refusal to testify to Congress about his time in the Communist Party. When, in August, 1955, he was summoned before the…

Pete Seeger–The Voice That Belongs To The Body – The Rumpus.net

Pete Seeger–The Voice That Belongs To The Body – The Rumpus.net

Pete Seeger–The Voice that Belongs to the Body By Nell BoeschensteinDecember 21st, 2009He picked me up at the Cold Spring train station: a tall, lone and gawky, slightly bent, grizzled, yet still unmistakable figure at the other end of the platform shading his blue eyes from the rain. As I raised my…