“Pete Seeger and Social Justice”
Pete Seeger’s passing at the age of 94 last month gives lawyers reason to reflect not only as fans of his music, but as potential stewards of his lifelong mission of social justice. Seeger was long and lean. Although he’s been called the Hammer, I think of him as more of a nail. And what a nail he was. In his commitment to folk music, as in his drive for social justice, he went in deep and held fast. Outside his music, he lived a simple, almost Spartan life through almost 70 years of marriage. Listening to tributes after his death, one got the sense that Seeger had that special gift that allowed millions of people feel as if they knew him. His music carried his message, but he lived it out in his life, too, lending a kind of moral credence to his musical force.