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Woody Guthrie’s Birthday & Homestead Strike : The River Ran Red (58 min.) 2012

July 15 @ 10:00 am


Join labor musician Jimmy Kelly in commemorating the life and songs of Woody Guthrie and his birthday. Guthrie, a people and worker’s musician, traveled coast-to-coast singing about striking workers and people in struggle.

The River Ran Red (58 min.) 2012
By Steffi domike & Nicole fauteux

Also, this year is the 125th anniversary of the Homestead Strike, and there will be a screening of The River Ran Red about the 1872 Homestead Steel Works strike in Pennsylvania. Andrew Carnegie and the other owners of the steel mill brought in Pinkerton gun thugs to break the strike and the union. This struggle was a lesson on how the robber barons treated their workers and kept their power.

(Please check the detail of the film The River Ran Red on July 24 calender).


July 15
10:00 am
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Santa Cruz Public Library
224 Church St
Santa Cruz, CA United States
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Kazmi Torii
July 19, 2017, 11:20 pm

Marion Vittitow sent this message, and I’m posting this with her permission.

Loved Jimmy’s presentation on Saturday at the library. He has so much talent, and so much fervor. We were lucky enough to have him as our neighbor for a number of years and so got to know him to quite a degree.
Would you please send this message on to him. The last time I tried to e-mail him, his address had changed. I would love for him to send me his most recent address when he gets a chance.
But mostly I want to say Jimmy, that I loved singing along with you and the group, but even more importantly I loved your characterization of Woody Guthrie. Jimmy you do that so well, and it added such reality to what we were learning, and what we were singing about. Just a terrific piece of work!
Hugs to both of you, and thanks for all that you each do, Marion

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