Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger (1919-2014) was a social activist and a popular American folk artist. He joined the Young Communist League in 1936 at the age of 17, and later became a member of the Communist Party of the United States. He left the Party in 1949 after his disagreement regarding Soviet Communism. He was opposed to war and this could be noticed through his songs, some of which centered around the Spanish Civil War and the Vietnam War.