He was charged with contempt of congress and after his case dragged on for years he eventually got off on a technicality. He kept on writing and performing inspiring music and living an inspiring life. He never gave up his ideology or his ideals, and he kept alive, through his activism, words and mostly his songs, the idea they had tried to snuff out, that everyone deserves to live a life free of want.
“Some may find them merely diverting melodies. Others may find them incitements to Red revolution. And who will say if either or both is wrong? Not I.”
Pete Seeger in Rolling Stone, April 13, 1972