Pete Seeger died three years ago yesterday, so my post about him came up in my Facebook history today. It included this quote from his 1963 Carnegie Hall concert:
If you would like to get out of a pessimistic mood yourself, I've got one sure remedy for you: Go help those people down in Birmingham—Mississippi—Alabama. There are many ways to do it; you don't have to go there yourself.... There's all kinds of jobs that need to be done. Takes hands and hearts and heads to do it. Human beings to do it. And then we'll see this song come true.
And then he sang “We Shall Overcome.”