Woody at One Hundred:
The Woody Guthrie Centennial Celebration 1912-2012


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Different Shades of Red: Woody Guthrie and the Oklahoma Experience at 100


March 10, 2012
The University of Tulsa
Lorton Performance Center

On March 10, 2012, The University of Tulsa will host a centennial celebration of the birth of Oklahoma native son Woody Guthrie, one of America's most influential musicians, social commentators, and philosophers.

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The event is a collaborative effort between the GRAMMY Museum, the Smithsonian Institution, and four distinguished universities. In addition to The University of Tulsa, Brooklyn College, the University of Southern California and Pennsylvania State University will host events throughout the Guthrie centennial year. Each institution will highlight a particular phase of Guthrie's life and enduring influence. The TU symposium will explore Woody Guthrie's Oklahoma roots.

The Saturday symposium, Different Shades of Red: Woody Guthrie and the Oklahoma Experience at 100, will feature three panels, each with three speakers. The panels include A Culture of Protest, which examines the political and cultural environment that shaped Guthrie's views; Red Dirt Roots, that considers Guthrie's musical influences; and Echoes of Woody, which addresses Guthrie's legacy as it pertains to the Dust Bowl and Depression-Era Oklahoma.