February 14, 2014  ·  Lessig  · Reblogged from  Tumblr


This morning, the world learned of the passing of legendary folk singer Pete Seeger. Take a look at this letter from Seeger to President Kennedy in March of 1961. Seeger was facing trial for contempt of Congress after refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee. As a fellow Harvard classmate, Seeger was appealing to the President for help.

(From the White House Central Name File, Box 2513, JFK Library)

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