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    Music of the Mines, Mills, and Railroads of the Birmingham District

    Presented by and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Springville Road Regional Library (BPL)

    July 23, 2013


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    Music of the Mines, Mills, and Railroads of the Birmingham District

    In 1999, Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark produced a work titled Spirit of Steel: Music of the Mines, Railroads and Mills of the Birmingham District. The focus of the book centers on the labor-related music of the Birmingham district. Migrants pouring into Birmingham’s industrial district, whether from the cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta or the Appalachian hills, carried with them their unique styles of the music, as well as their unique traditions and culture. Music of the Mines presents the histories, personal recollections from the musicians and their families, and a social contest for the music they made. The presentation not only includes an audio account of this unique labor-related music, but an overview of the individuals and cultures that made all of this possible.


    Springville Road Regional Library (BPL)

    1224 Old Springville Rd
    Birmingham, Alabama 35215

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    General Day and Time Info:

    6:30 p.m.


    Phone: 205-226-4083


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