Artists To Retrace “Grapes Of Wrath” Journey

OKLAHOMA CITY (September 27, 2013)--Three artists will soon travel from Oklahoma to California, retracing the steps the fictional Joad family from "The Grapes of Wrath" as part of the upcoming 75th anniversary of the publication of John Steinbeck's novel-turned-movie.

The artists, along with representatives from the California-based National Steinbeck Center, will travel along Route 66 gathering oral histories of people and asking what helps them get through hard times.

The group will start on Oct. 4 in Oklahoma and will make stops in New Mexico, Arizona and Texas during the 10-day trip, which ends in California.

Colleen Bailey, executive director of the National Steinbeck Center, says many of the challenges people faced 75 years ago during the Dust Bowl era still ring true for people today.

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