As McCarthyism gripped America in the post-World War II era, many Americans scrambled to appear as non-dissenting as possible. Pete Seeger was not one of them. As a former member of the Young Communists' League, he was brought before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1955. In this clip, Seeger remembers how he felt during the 1950s and 1960s, when he was confronted by intimidation and censorship.
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