This Land Was Made
Saturday, July 14, 1-3 PM
Saturday, July 14, from 1-3 PM
Dorothy Day Community Center
54 McAllister St. (at 7th St.)
(one block north of UN Plaza & Civic Center BART)
Map location at http://tinyurl.com/787pmxl
Thank you, Gray Panther Mary Swope, for these photographs.
We showed this video, from Democracy Now, on Woody Guthrie's development as an anti-racist.
Check out the Official Woody Guthrie website, with a wealth of lyrics, biographical information, and links to other information.
Thank you, Margot Smith of Berkeley, for suggesting this hour-long 1988 BBC film, based on Alan Lomax interviews from 1942.
Wikipedia tells us Woody Guthrie, born 100 years ago this July 14, wrote “This land is your land” in response to “God Bless America,” which he thought was not only unrealistic, but also complacent. In fact, in 1944, he sang:
As I went walking I saw a sign there
Nobody living can ever stop me,
In the squares of the city, In the shadow of a steeple;
short link to this webpage: http://tinyurl.com/6mtr9jm
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