Pre-civil War Quilts: Secret Codes to Freedom on the Underground Railroad
A Road Scholar Program by Connie Martin
Feb 7, 2024
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Join Connie as she tells the stories passed down to her great-grandmother Lizzie of how her family survived the Anti-bellum period through trials and tribulations.
Connie shares how they used quilts that contained hidden codes and secret messages to assist abolitionists; white and black, in guiding slaves to freedom through the Underground Railroad to Canada.
During the presentation, Connie references eighteen different quilt patterns using replica quilts and a book her mother, Dr. Clarice Boswell, wrote about their family called Lizzie’s Story: A Slave Family’s Journey to Freedom.