US Postal Service to unveil Pete Seeger stamp in Newport

This is an image of a Pete Seeger stamp. (U.S. Postal Service)

NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE) — The United States Postal Service will unveil a stamp honoring legendary folk singer Peter Seeger in Newport on Thursday.

The stamp, which shows young Seeger strumming a banjo, is part of the postal service’s Music Icon series.

The 94-year-old, best known for his songs “Where Have All The Flowers Gone?” and “If I Had a Hammer,” died in 2014.

Seeger was an outspoken artist, and in the 1960’s his political views got him backlisted from commercial TV for over a decade.

A ceremony will be held at 8 p.m. at the Jane Pickens Theater, which will host the Newport Folk Festival this weekend. Seeger performed at the festival over 63 years ago.

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