Film, Video Pete Seeger oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Beacon, New York, 2011-07-22.
- Pete Seeger oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Beacon, New York, 2011-07-22.
- Contributor Names
- Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) (Creator)
- Mosnier, Joseph (Interviewer)
- Seeger, Pete, 1919- (Interviewee)
- Created / Published
- Beacon, New York, None 2011, 7
- Subject Headings
- - Civil rights movements--United States
- - Selma to Montgomery Rights March (1965 : Selma, Ala.)
- - We shall overcome
- - Civil rights movements--United States--Songs and music
- - Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.)
- - Folk singers--Interviews
- - Interviews
- - Filmed interviews
- - Oral histories
- - United States -- New York -- Beacon
- Filmed interviews
- Oral histories
- - 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.
- - Biographical History: 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.
- - Acquisition Note: 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.
- - Existence and Location of Copies: Copies of items are also held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.).
- - Conditions Governing Access: Collection is open for research. Access to recordings may be restricted. To request materials, please contact the Folklife Reading Room at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.contact.
- - Related Archival Materials: Artifacts associated with the interview are at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
- 4 video files of 4 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (57 min.) : digital, sound, color. 1 transcript (25 pages)
- Call Number
- Source Collection
- Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
- American Folklife Center
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