Mark is an educator, writer, musician, and media producer who has taught at Goddard College and the University of Vermont.
In his music and writing, Woody Guthrie chronicled the devastation of the 1930s dust storms and the Great Depression, championing the dispossessed and economic and social justice. Many of his songs (“This Land is Your Land”) have become American classics, and he has influenced subsequent songwriters, including Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.
This presentation by Mark Greenberg explores the always-rambling Guthrie’s life and legacy through readings from his prolific prose writings, recorded and live examples of his music, and slides of Guthrie’s own art and of photographs documenting his complex life and times.
Screen or large TV, DVD player or laptop, CD player and speakers, projector (can be supplied by presenter if necessary).
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Using live and recorded music, Mark Greenberg surveys American labor songs from the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution, through the Wobblies, and into the coal wars of the 1930.
Mark Greenberg explores Woody Guthrie’s legacy through his prolific prose writings, his music, and photographs documenting his complex life and times.