Pete Seeger touched lives by singing for unions, children and presidents, performing at mining camps, folk festivals and New York's Carnegie Hall. He turned a Bible verse into a hit record; traveled with Woody Guthrie and Lead Belly and championed Bob Dylan; adapted a gospel song to sing for union workers and wound up creating an anthem for the civil rights movement in "We Shall Overcome." Later in life he made the cleanup of New York's Hudson River a reality, toured with Arlo Guthrie and witnessed artists like Bruce Springsteen and Ani DiFranco employ his work and ethos.

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