The world has lost one of its most revered folk singer-activists. Pete Seeger passed away last night in New York at the age of 94. Blacklisted during the McCarthy era for his left-wing views and lyrics, Seeger never backed off – but instead inspired a folk revival, writing songs about social justice and the environment. “Where Have All the Flowers Gone,” is probably the most well-known. “He was out chopping wood ten days ago,” according to his grandson.
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