Pete Seeger & Majora Carter

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In a Lower Manhattan apartment, one of the greatest living musicians and activists sat down with one of the country's newest great leaders.

Pete Seeger, with a list of awards and honors longer than the neck on his famed banjo, still works tirelessly at 88 years of age.

He spoke with Majora Carter, the young and indefatigable founder of Sustainable South Bronx, an organization that is re-shaping the neighborhood of her youth through pioneering green-collar economic development projects, about the environmental work he has worked at for more than forty years.

And while he's at it, he also finds time to sing a couple songs, demanding the film crew sing along, because it's not nearly as much fun singing to someone as it is singing with someone.

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Sarah van Gelder interviews Pete Seeger on a life of music and the power of millions of small changes.

Pete at Home
Photographer Michael Bowman took these pictures in December, 2007, at Pete Seeger's home in Beacon, New York, overlooking the Hudson River.

The Power of Song
A testament to Seeger's belief in the power of song above all else and his conviction that individuals can make a difference.

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