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School board offers apology to singer Pete Seeger

There are 1 comment on the The Associated Press story from Feb 11, 2009, titled School board offers apology to singer Pete Seeger . In it, The Associated Press reports that:

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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Charlotte Baker

San Jose, CA

#1 Feb 11, 2009
Pete Seager Is a HERO of america! We need more people like him in the world.

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