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Woody is Just Woody Exhibit

April 22 - August 25, 2023
Special Collections Hall Exhibit 
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 5th floor

Drawing of John Steinbeck

The Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies is sponsoring the exhibit "Woody is Just Woody" which links John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath and its influence on folk singer Woody Guthrie. This interaction inspired a cultural revolution in American folk music during the 20th Century. The exhibit runs April 22-August 25 and is free and open to the public.

There is nothing sweet about Woody and the songs he sings. There is the will of the people to endure and fight against oppression. I think we call this the American spirit.” - John Steinbeck.