The Songs and Stories of Legendary Folk Singer Pete Seeger

Sunday, September 15, 2019
6:45 - 8:15 PM

During this interactive and lively event, Allan Winkler will play Seeger’s songs, tell stories of Seeger’s life, and anchor it all in important historical moments like civil rights, labor, anti-war, and environmental movements. Allan will bring to life the creation and impact of songs like “To Everything There is a Season (Turn, Turn, Turn)”, “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?”, and “If I Had a Hammer.”

Allan is a congregant, retired history professor, and musician who worked directly with Seeger to write his biography. Allan sat in Seeger’s kitchen, talked about how his songs became the anchor of activism, and even had the honor of playing music with Seeger.

Allan retired as the chair of the History department and later Associate Dean at Miami University after 29 years of teaching. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Harvard and Masters from Columbia, and after a stint in the Peace Corp obtained a Doctorate from Yale. He is a specialist in recent American History and has published a dozen books on topics like WWII, the Cold War, the Nuclear Age, Franklin Roosevelt, and of course, the biography of Pete Seeger.

$12/person for entertainment, desserts, wine, and cheese.

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