in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Folk, Indigenous, and Traditional Music; Composition; Film. 1078 words.
Hays, Lee Elhardt (14 March 1914–26 August 1981), songwriter, singer, and political activist, was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, the son of the Reverend William Benjamin Hays, a Methodist...