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Thread #100487   Message #2563803
Posted By: Amos
11-Feb-09 - 09:46 AM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger: Nobel Peace -Updated-deadline Feb1!
Subject: RE: Pete Seeger: Nobel Peace -Updated-deadline Feb1!
School board apologizes to Seeger over 1960 flap

2:00 a.m. February 11, 2009

SAN DIEGO: The San Diego school board voted unanimously last night to apologize to folk singer Pete Seeger for an action the district took nearly 50 years ago.

Seeger had been set to perform at Hoover High School in 1960, but the board at the time asked him to sign a loyalty oath because he had refused to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee. A judge ruled that Seeger didn't have to comply and the concert went on.

The resolution offers an apology to a man who is "one of our dearest national treasures."

Seeger, 89, said in a statement that he appreciated the gesture.