The North Alabama Conference Historical Society Spring meeting will be at Birmingham First United Methodist Church in the fellowship hall on Saturday, March 7, 2015.
Rev. Spenser Turnipseed will present a paper on his sister, Marti Turnipseed, who, as a student at Birmingham-Southern College, participated in “sit ins” causing the college to consider its position on Civil Rights.
A second paper by Dr. Jim Baggett will give a brief comprehensive overview of the Civil Rights struggle in Birmingham and the church’s place in it.
The history of Birmingham First UMC will also be presented.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the program starting at 9:30 a.m. The program will conclude with lunch. Everyone is invited to attend. Those staying for lunch should make reservations before March 1.