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View Diary: Testimony of Pete Seeger before the House Un-American Activities Committee, August 18, 1955 (146 comments)

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  •  best tribute/news was Paul Brown's segment (18+ / 0-)

    Paul is a banjo player and apparently a newsie and produced a very good segment on NPR that I heard this am in the wee wee hours.

    The other NPR segments were patronizing and worse.

    First Mike, now stepbrother Pete.

    A treasured book of mine was from their father Charles, probably from the time of his stay at UCLA, his name written in it...

    A good example was set by Charles Seeger, said to have invented the field of ethnomusicology:

    His ancestors sailed to the shores of America on the Mayflower.
       Puts an interesting spin on Pete being grilled by these Klan Nazi cracker's in Congress.
    He left Europe to take a position as Professor of Music at the University of California at Berkeley, where he taught from 1912 to 1916 before being dismissed for his public opposition to U.S. entry into World War I.
    RIP Pete Seeger

    my sig from Woody's guitar...

    This machine kills Fascists.

    by KenBee on Tue Jan 28, 2014 at 11:46:47 AM PST

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