Our speaker for the July 28th meeting was Karen Utz, Curator/Historian at the Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark. Mrs. Utz presentation was titled “A Sense of Place: The African-American Women of Sloss Quarters.” (Note: Ms. Utz updated the title.) If you missed out on a monograph of the topic at the meeting, you will be happy to know that you can read the full research paper on which the program by downloading the document here from the Sloss Furnaces website.
If you were unable to attend, you missed a great presentation. We are still confirming the August speaker. We will update the blog as soon as it is confirmed.
The Birmingham Genealogical Society meets the fourth Saturday of each month (ex. Nov. & Dec.) at the Downtown Birmingham Public Library. Guests are always welcome!
Next meeting: Saturday, July 28th at 2 p.m.; Board Meeting at 1:15 p.m.
Meeting Room: Arrington Auditorium, 4th Floor, Linn-Henley Building
Speaker: Karen Utz, Curator/Historian at the Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
Program Topic: Goin’ North, the African-American Women of Sloss Quarters
Karen Utz is the Curator/Historian at the Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark. Goin’ North: The African American Women of Sloss Quarters will focus on the traditions
and customs the mothers, wives and daughters of ex-sharecroppers brought with them to the urban industrial landscape of Sloss Furnaces and its company housing, Sloss Quarters. A 30 page monograph (plus 10 pages of citations) will be provided to those in attendance.