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It’s a New Day

Pete Seeger, Bruce Springsteen, and Seeger’s grandson, Tao Rodriguez-Seege, who is in the excellent group, The Mammals, sing ‘This Land is Your Land” at the Lincoln Memorial.

Seeger was blacklisted in the McCarthy era for his political views but never stopped singing about freedom.

PS. He’s an old man now, and paid a big price for opposing the McCarthyite thugs when few others had the courage to, but he didn’t back down. Now, all these years later, he’s singing at the Lincoln Memorial, having outlived most of them, heralding the end of a repressive regime and the inauguration of the first black president in US history. That is quite a span of history.