Okla. History Center to celebrate 'Grapes of Wrath'

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Celebrations of John Steinbeck's novel-turned-movie "The Grapes of Wrath" are planned by the Oklahoma Historical Society and the Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture in conjunction with the National Steinbeck Center.

The Oklahoma History Center is one of the stops that retrace the journey the book's Joad family took along Route 66 from Oklahoma to California in hopes of a better life.

A free symposium is planned on Oct. 4. The Oklahoma State University Oral History Department will conduct an oral history workshop in conjunction with the Steinbeck Center on Oct. 5, and the Woody Guthrie Center is hosting a screening and discussion of "The Grapes of Wrath" on Oct. 5.

The Steinbeck Center also will interview prominent Oklahomans about their reactions to "The Grapes of Wrath."

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