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American folk singer and Activist Pete Seeger dies at 94

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By Diane Bartz

Pete Seeger, who helped create the modern American folk music movement, co-wrote enduring songs like “If I Had a Hammer” and in turn became a leading voice for social justice, died on Monday at the age of 94.

He was variously hailed in social and traditional media as a “hero”, “America’s conscience” and “A man of the people”.

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