Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie 1930s

 

Woody Guthrie Re-envisioning 1930s America

By Kathryn N. Benzel and Mike Adams Not only is Woody Guthrie a significant figure in the history of American folk music, but he has also become a cultural icon representing the paradoxical complexity of American identity. Guthrie’s songs and writing embrace the brashness of the pioneer spirit, a compassion for the underdog, and the often-contradictory nature of American diversity. Through lecture and song this program, designed for adults and high school students, describes the American culture of the 1930s, including the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl.

Funding is available through Nebraska Humanities Council Speakers Bureau

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Woody Guthrie Sampler YouTub:e http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U16AXt1le9o

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