01/28/2014 09:27 am ET Updated Jan 28, 2014

Pete Seeger Died In An America With Record Inequality

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Many obituaries of American folk singer Pete Seeger, who died on Jan. 28 at age 94, detail his civil rights support, his run-ins with the US’s anti-Communist campaigns of the 1950s, and his penning or popularizing of songs like “We Shall Overcome” and “Turn Turn Turn.”

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