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SDUSD Apologizes to Pete Seeger

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SAN DIEGO (AP) - Forty-nine years ago, folk singer Pete Seeger faced an ultimatum from the San Diego school district: Sign an oath against Communism or forget about the concert he planned at an area high school.

Nearly half a century later, the school board has issued an apology to the 89-year-old folk singer, who at the time was under indictment for refusing to answer questions about any ties he had to the Communist Party.

Board member Katherine Nakamura has asked the board to adopt a resolution last night that it "deeply regrets" demanding that Seeger pledge he wouldn't use the concert to promote an overthrow of the government.

Seeger refused to sign, but the concert went ahead after a judge ruled against the board.

Seeger says he appreciates the board's resolution.

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