Woody Guthrie Symposium Schedule


8:00 a.m. Registration and Light Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Welcome

Brian Hosmer, TU Symposium Committee Chair
Roger Blais, TU Provost
Steadman Upham, TU President
Bob Santelli, GRAMMY Museum

Session I

9:00 - 10:30 a.m. A Culture of Protest

Mark Dolph, Session Chair

Worth Robert Miller, Missouri State University
Struggle for the Promised Land: Oklahoma's Territorial Years

Jim Bissett, Elon University
Demanding Democracy: The Socialist Movement and Oklahoma Politics

James Green, University of Massachusetts
Something in the Air: Persistent Dissent in Oklahoma during Woody Guthrie's Boyhood and Early Manhood

Session II

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Red Dirt Roots

Guy Logsdon, Session Chair

Guy Logsdon, The University of Tulsa, Retired

Thomas Conner, Chicago Sun-Times
Oklahoma's Red Dirt Music and its Debt to Woody

Hugh Foley, Rogers State University
Red Dirt's African American and Native American roots

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunchtime Keynote

Jim Hightower
Some Will Rob You with a Six-Gun, and Some with a Fountain Pen

Session III

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Echoes of Woody

Ralph Jackson, Session Chair

Wil Kaufman, University of Central Lancashire
Woody Guthrie's American Radicalism

Mark Jackson, Middle Tennessee State University
Jolly Banker: Woody Guthrie on the Financial Crisis of Yesteryear and Today

Jim Rhonda, The University of Tulsa, Emeritus Professor
A Better Home: Building an American Future

4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Artists Rountable

Bob Santelli, Session Chair, GRAMMY Museum

7:00 p.m. Concert - Brady Theater
  Confirmed artists include: John Mellencamp, Arlo Guthrie, Del McCoury, and Old Crow Medicine Show. Ticket information available on conference website or Brady Theater website, www.bradytheater.com.