Hard Times Familiar in Okfuskee County, Okla.
Filed by KOSU News in US News.
February 11, 2012
Okfuskee County in Oklahoma is the birthplace of Woody Guthrie, who would have turned 100 this year. Much of the economic problems Guthrie sang about were from what he saw in the county, which was once the largest all-black community in the country. Guthrie’s music still resonates there, especially in the town of Boley, where hope is hard to come by. Logan Layden of State Impact Oklahoma reports. [Copyright 2012 National Public Radio]