Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey

Capitol Theater
201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703
United States

Event Description:

Forming at the dawn of John F. Kennedy’s presidency, when the tight lid of repression was about to blow off of the American sociopolitical stew pot, Peter, Paul, and Mary emerged just as their nation was coming to grips with long-deferred issues of social and political justice, foremost among these the demand for racial equality.

Through the airwaves, which came to be dominated by their music of conscience, and their relentless schedule of concert performances, many of which took place on college campuses, they helped to inspire and awaken the nation as it united in song and spirit, to finally stand up for its pledge to be a country with liberty and justice for all. During this remarkable era of reckoning, Peter, Paul and Mary reached out to personally touch the lives and hearts of tens of millions of Americans with their songs—a message they lived as much as they sang.