Attention Woody Guthrie fans, Oklahoma expats/descendants of expats, folk music fans and history buffs!
While most of our Reality Tours travel to other countries, this July Global Exchange invites you to join us on a “Radical Oklahoma” tour culminating in the annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, OK, from July 7 to July 14.
The state of Oklahoma has a reputation for being perhaps the most conservative state in the union. In fact, it has a radical past unmatched for activism and racial solidarity – an activism exemplified in its most famous native son, Woody Guthrie, the radical Dust Bowl troubadour.
Spend some time learning about the tumultuous events of the early twentieth century that shaped Woody’s politics and united white tenant farmers, native tribes, and African-Americans in a series of uprisings in the forested hills of eastern Oklahoma. Then relax and enjoy 3-4 days of music at the folk festival. We’ll stay in pretty lakeside cabins in a nearby state park.
Join us in exploring this forgotten history, meet some modern Oklahoma radicals, and celebrate with music on the weekend!
E-mail Kirsten@globalexchange.org with any questions.
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