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Pete Seeger Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Seeger, Pete, American, 1919 - 2014
Interviewed by
Mosnier, Joseph Ph. D.
Subject of
Robeson, Paul, American, 1898 - 1976
Highlander Folk School, American
President Barack Obama, American, born 1961
Hayes, Rutherford B., American, 1822 - 1893
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 00:57:22
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Beacon, Dutchess County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Peekskill, Westchester County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Montgomery, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Date
July 22, 2011
Description
The oral history consists of four digital files: 2011.174.39.1a, 2011.174.39.1b, 2011.174.39.1c, and 2011.174.39.1d.
Pete Seeger recalls performing at a concert with Paul Robeson in 1949 in Peekskill, New York, visiting the Highlander Folk School, and the evolution of the song "We Shall Overcome". He remembers performing at many civil rights events, including the Selma to Montgomery March. He also discusses his thoughts on Presidents Barack Obama and Rutherford B. Hayes.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0039
Topic
African American
Activism
Civil rights
Musicians
Politics (Practical)
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in partnership with the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Object number
2011.174.39.1a-d
Restrictions & Rights
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture and The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Collection title
Civil Rights History Project
Classification
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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