Pre-Civil War Quilts: Secret Codes to Freedom on the Underground Railroad
A Road Scholar Program by Connie Martin
Feb 23, 2023
Open to the public
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, and how they used quilts that contain hidden codes and secret messages to assist abolitionists; white and black, to guide slaves to freedom through the Underground Railroad to Canada.
During this presentation, Connie shares eighteen different quilt patterns in replica quilts and refer to a book her mother, Dr. Clarice Boswell, wrote about their family called Lizzie’s Story: A Slave Family’s Journey to Freedom.
This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact William Berkley at email@example.com.
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