The Dust Bowl

Okies

Clip: Season 1

Woody Guthrie sings “I Ain’t Got No Home” and talks of how the migrant families traveling to California inspired him. The immigrant population explodes in California as thousands of people move there to find work and a better life. Those from the Dust Bowl, whether they are from Oklahoma or not, are called “Okies.”

Aired: 11/18/12

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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