Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 6:00pm-6:45pm
In 1999, Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark produced an educational resource entitled Spirit of Steel: Music of the Mines, Railroads and Mills of the Birmingham District. The focus ofthe book centers on the labor-related music of the Birmingham district. Migrantspouring into Birmingham’s industrial district, whether from the cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta or the Appalachian hills, carried with them theirunique styles of music, as well as their unique traditions and culture. Musicof the Mines presents the histories and personal recollections of the musiciansand their families, and an outstanding array of recordings ranging from soulful ballads and blues, to union songs and old-time fiddling.
For: 12 years or up
Location: Helena Library Conference Room