Pete Seeger's Banjo
Seeger singing for Eleanor Roosevelt and a racially mixed audience in segregated Washington DC in 1944
Pete Seeger with Dr. Martin Luther King, Charis Horton, Rosa Parks, and Dr. Ralph Abernathy, 1957
Seeger in Greenwood, Mississippi, 1963
Seeger performing with Bob Dylan, 1963
Pete Seeger marching with Occupy Wall Street Protesters, about 2011
A friend of mine met Pete Seeger when Seeger was in his late 80s. My friend was there to clean up after a benefit for a labor organization. Seeger came back to personally thank each of the cleaning staff. He was warm, generous, happy, and remarkably energetic for so old a man. He was a man of many superior gifts. Instead of clobbering the rest of us mere mortals with his superiority, he very generously shared out his gifts and gave it all away to make everyone else a little stronger.
Thanks Pete Seeger for always being there and giving us heart.
Rest in Peace and rise in glory.