Thursday, April 12, 2007

Social interpretation of Birmingham in 1912

[photo of first black team organized for first aid at Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company
The weekly publication The Survey published a report about conditions in Birmingham, Alabama in January 1912. Topics included in the report cover the city's civic front, water and waste, health, childhood, labor, and religion. Numerous photographs documenting conditions in Birmingham are included in this report and make this social survey an interesting and sometimes shocking read. Local responses to the January 1912 publication were published in February 1912 and are located at the end of this document. The complete report is here.

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