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Pete Seeger and Saving the Hudson River: The History of Environmental Activism in Music - Okemah

Pete Seeger and Saving the Hudson River: The History of Environmental Activism in Music - Okemah

July 13, 20194:00 PM

Okfuskee County Historical Society and Museum
407 W. Broadway Street
Okemah, OK 74859-2401
July 13, 2019 at 4 PM
https://www.woodyfest.com/

The Woody Guthrie Coalition will present a spoken word and musical program sponsored by OH to explore the linguistic, historic and political aspects of activism through vernacular music. This presention at the 2019 Woody Guthrie Folk Festival is a celebration of Pete Seeger's life and work on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Linguist, singer/songwriter, and activist Dr. Robert Williams will be joined by Rik Palieri and Rick Nester of the duo The Rix. Both are singer/songwriter activists who worked with Pete Seeger in the Clearwater Project. 

Clearwater was founded in 1966 by the legendary musician and activist Pete Seeger to clean up his bleoved Hudson River, which at the time was horribly polluted with raw sewage and toxic chemicals. The Clearwater organization built the Clearwater, a replica of 18th and 19th century sloops that sailed the Hudson.

Pete Seeger at age 88 photographed on 6-16-07 at the Clearwater Festival 2007 by Anthony Pepitone