Black History + Sloss Furnace = Homeschool Hub
Sloss Furnaces operated from 1882 to 1971, serving as Birmingham's longest continuously running blast furnace. Many people drive over the First Avenue Viaduct, see the old furnaces, and remember a time when Birmingham was the industrial center of the South. While it is easy to remember the iron and steel production in our city's history, it is equally important to remember the men who worked the furnaces. More than half of the workforce was African-American, and our February Homeschool Hub will tell the story of iron production in Birmingham as well as the story of that African-American workforce that helped build the city. Ty Malugani, the Education Coordinator with Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, will be at Hoover Library on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 2 p.m. with artifacts and tons of cool information about this local history. Make it part of your Black History Month! Register online or by phone (444-7830) today.