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Pre-Civil War Quilts: Secret Codes to Freedom on the Underground Railroad™

February 9, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Join Connie Martin 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. 

*Funds (in whole/part) for this program were provided through a Library CARES award from AgeOptions through funding from the American Rescue Plan Act via the Illinois Department on Aging. 


February 9, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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