Film, Video Pete Seeger oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Beacon, New York,

Format Film, Video
Contributors Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Mosnier, Joseph
Seeger, Pete
Dates 2011
Location Beacon
New York
United States
Language English
Subjects (
['Interviews', 'Filmed Interviews', 'Oral Histories']
Beacon (N.Y.)
Civil Rights Movements
Event Place
Filmed Interviews
Folk Singers
Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.)
Interviews
Oral Histories
Seeger, Pete
Selma to Montgomery Rights March
Selma to Montgomery Rights March (1965 : Selma, Ala.)
Selma, Ala.)
Songs and Music
United States
We Shall Overcome
Title
Pete Seeger oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Beacon, New York,
Summary
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.
Contributor Names
Seeger, Pete, 1919- interviewee.
Mosnier, Joseph, interviewer.
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Subject Headings
-  Seeger, Pete,--1919---Interviews
-  Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.)
-  Selma to Montgomery Rights March--(1965 :--Selma, Ala.)
-  We shall overcome
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  Civil rights movements--United States--Songs and music
-  Folk singers--Interviews
-  Beacon (N.Y.)--event place
Genre
Filmed Interviews
Interviews
Oral histories
Notes
-  Recorded in Beacon, New York, on July 22, 2011.
-  Civil Rights History Project Collection (AFC 2010/039), Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
-  Copies of items are also held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.).
-  Pete Seeger was born in 1919 in New York, New York, married Toshi-Aline Ota in 1943, and had three children. He attended Harvard University and was a folk singer and civil rights activist.
-  The Civil Rights History Project is a joint project of the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture to collect video and audio recordings of personal histories and testimonials of individuals who participated in the Civil Rights movement.
-  In English.
-  Finding aid http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/eadafc.af013005
Medium
1 transcript (25 pages).
4 video files of 4 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (57 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
Repository
Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, DC USA 20540-4610 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.home
Digital Id
http://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0039/
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