School board offers apology to singer Pete Seeger
Nearly a half century ago, amid suspicion and fears of McCarthyism, folk singer Pete Seeger faced an ultimatum from the San Diego school district: Sign an oath against communism or cancel a concert he planned at a high school auditorium.
Seeger, who at the time of the board's demand was under scrutiny for his leftist politics, refused to sign the oath. A judge allowed the concert to proceed anyway.
Decades later, the school board wants to make amends. In a resolution approved Tuesday night, the school district declared that the board 'deeply regrets its predecessors' actions' and offered an apology to a man who has become 'one of our dearest national treasures.'
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#1 Feb 11, 2009
Pete Seager Is a HERO of america! We need more people like him in the world.
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