Folk singer Pete Seeger speaks at the Ford Hall Forum about the privilege of living under the First Amendment. He recalls his experience being questioned by the House Unamerican Activities Committee, encounters with censorship, and his relationship with fellow singer Woody Guthrie.
Peter Seeger is a folk singer, political activist, and a key figure in the mid-20th century American folk music revival.
Legendary folk musician and activist Pete Seeger recalls being questioned by the House Committee on Un-American Activities in the 1950s and explains how the First Amendment that saved him from a lengthy imprisonment. He also celebrates freedom of speech as being the "soul of the U.S. Constitution."