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Pete Seeger - A Time for Peace


Countless numbers of us grew up singing songs written or co-written by Pete Seeger. “If I Had A Hammer”, “Where Have All The Flowers Gone”, “Turn, Turn, Turn” and so many others that he made popular such as “We Shall Overcome”. He said he just changed one word – he changed ‘will’ to ‘shall’ and it became the anthem of generations fighting for their civil rights.

"We Shall Overcome": Honoring Pete Seeger


Seeger is famous, of course, for making “We Shall Overcome” a civil and human rights anthem. The story of where he found that song is told below by historian Christopher Phelps. It is excerpted, by permission, from Christopher Phelps, "Lefts Old and New: Sixties Radicalism, Now and Then," in A New Insurgency: The Port Huron Statement and Its Times, eds. Howard Brick and Gregory Parker (Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press, forthcoming).

Upcoming Events

FIU’s Labor Studies Forum

04/17/2014 03:30 PM

Meet FIU's students who are engaged in applied social justice research and service learning work in their communities. Network with community organizations throughout South Florida. Learn about their campaigns and the types of internships that are available to FIU students. Get engaged in making a difference in your community.

Panthers for Peace (P4P)

05/02/2014 04:00 PM

Panthers for Peace (P4P) brings the Alternatives to Violence Project Curriculum to Florida International University. This program can transform how people view the world and themselves as it relates to conflict resolution, violence, and peace. The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) workshops have been provided in prisons, schools and communities throughout the United States, Canada and various other countries for over 35 years.

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Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Labor Center, Room 304
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
Tel: 305-348-2371
Fax: 305-348-2241


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