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Folk legend and activist Pete Seeger dies

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PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. -

Folk legend and activist Pete Seeger has died. Seeger died in his sleep Monday at a New York City hospital with his family at his side. He was 94.

Seeger spent his career leading a revival of American folk music as a singer, songwriter and an activist for social change.

In one of his last interviews last summer, Seeger talked with Plattsburgh's Mountain Lake PBS about his career and the importance of folk music. Seeger called it a friendly and hopeful way to learn history.

"Instead of just memorizing old speeches and old battles, you sing them. And when you sing them, it becomes fun," Seeger said.

Mountain Lake PBS talked with Seeger as part of a documentary on Marjorie Lansing-Porter called "Songs to Keep: Treasures of an Adirondack Folk Collector." Lansing-Porter spent decades collecting and preserving generations of folk songs from the Adirondacks. Click here for more from Mountain Lake PBS.

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