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In JFK’s America, Pete Seeger did jail time for his politics

From a 1962 documentary, “Wasn’t That a Time,” a glimpse of how the House Un-American Activities persecuted the late folk singer, even accused him of “conspiracy. Read more

Pete Seeger: remembering a folk music hero (and forgetting the blacklisted communist)

“Pete Seeger received some very complimentary obituaries in the American press this week. They only briefly mentioned his blacklisting and definitely did not say anything about the media’s role in the destruction of his career in the early 1950s.”

–via John Simkin at Spartacus Blog.