He lived a long 94 year life and saw most of the changes of the eight decades of the 20th century. His legacy through folks music iOS inspiring. He gave the world the anthem of the Civil Rights movement, "We Shall Overckme", and gave music to the labor, peace, social and environmental justice movements. He stood up to the notorious Joe McCarthy Rde Scare harassment and bullying tactics of the House "Un-American Activities" Committee, which was the damnedest, most totalitarian form of government harrassment and destruction of individual lives and livelihoods to attempt to destroy the First Amendment of the Constitution.
Pete was an important link in the chain of human progress in the United States.
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