• Tue. Jul 23rd, 2024

Listen: How Pete Seeger Got America Singing by Leda Schubert Pictures by Raul Colon



You probably grew up singing a Pete Seeger song or you sang along with him. Tell me if you remember: Abiyoyo or Skip to my Lou or This Land is Your Land?

If you did, then you were singing with Pete Seeger. Seeger sang for justice, up until he died a few years ago, at 94, he was still singing. For peace. And we could sure use some peace today, couldn’t we? To be sure, the songs from the early and mid 20th century may seem trite and full of treacle but I believe the sentiment is there. Pete Seeger fought against racism in the 60s at a time when it was convenient to be racist.

This sweet biography and beautifully illustrated pages depict the diversity of Seeger’s message. He sang, “we shall overcome…one day.”

I sure hope so.