The following is an excerpt from David King Dunaway’s book, “How Can I Keep From Singing?: The Ballad of Pete Seeger.”
IN TEN YEARS of singing professionally, Seeger had found himself in tough spots before. “Don’t be naïve,” Toshi’s father told him. “There will be trouble.” “I’m going with you!” Toshi put in. “I want to make sure these babies are not hurt.” “Okay,” they finally agreed, “let’s do it. If one of us goes, we all go.” Toshi’s father joined them, with Seeger at the wheel. If there was trouble, the kids would lie on the floor.