Woman's Page

The Birmingham-Pittsburgh Traveler

Welcome to the Woman's Page.

This is a forum for many of the issues important to women during the Great Migration. Because issues that directly affected men, like work conditions and social activities, often received frequent coverage during the Migration, the Woman's Page devotes itself to discussing the cultural influences that were integral to shaping women's lives during this dynamic period. If you are interested in learning more about the development of women's cultural history throughout the various stages of the Migration, click on the links below.

First Woman Intern at Tuskegee

TUSKEGEE INST., Ala., July– (ANP)–

The first woman intern to be received at the John A. Andrew Memorial Hospital, Tuskegee Institute, reached the campus Friday, and was initiated into the hospital routine, July 1. She is Dr. Edna L. Griffin, a 1934 graduate of Meharry Medical college, Nashville,. Dr. Griffin is a graduate of Philander Smith college, Little Rock, Ark., and her home is Fort Smith. Dr. Eugene H. Dibble, medical director of the hospital, described himself as particularly hopeful for a more effective type of service with this addition to his staff, as Dr. Griffin largely work with the young women students who come to the hospital.

"Alis Volat Propriis"
Bessemer Quilting Club

At her lovely home 14 Lott Avenue, Mrs. Lula Bolden hosted a gracious tea last Wednesday afternoon for the latest meeting of the Bessemer Quilting Club. This tea ended with the quilt contest. In first place, Mrs. Wilhemina Scott won the beautiful quilt as her prize. Mrs. Estelle Wrenfroe won the second prize.


Oh, folksies, dears, we had the profound pleasure of being favored with a visit from the lovely Dr. Peter Sutkoff of Pittsburgh, who stopped in the office this a.m. Dr. and Mrs. Sutkoff and Mr. and Mrs. Scott Williams and children are the guests over the weekend of Dr. and Mrs. Howard of South Philadelphia. The Sutkoffs are en route home from the city-by-the-sea.

Transition to Another World

nvestigating Cultural Stereotypes

Slave Women

Postbellum South

Southern Domestic Workers

Midwifery Practices

Motivations for Migrating North

Black Women's Roles

Domestic Space

Northern Domestic Workers


Day Labor

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