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The Quilt Club of Linden, Texas gave a history lesson in how quilt patterns were used to communicate secret messages to escaping slaves traveling along the Underground Railroad at New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church

Photo - Candice McKnight poses in front of a hand-made quilt containing pictures of members of the African-American Historical Genealogical #genealogy #familyhistory

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Framed Friendship Stars Quilt Pattern

Deborah Pettway Young (American, 1916-1997). “Roman Stripes” variation, c. 1960. The Quilts of Gee's Bend exhibit at the Cleveland Art Museum

Quilt Code of the Underground Railroad

New Book Examines Black Quilts From Slavery to the White House. This quilt of President Obama was made by Riche Richardson, late of UC Davis, now of Cornell, and was displayed in Paris before the inauguration. (Keith Stevenson/photo)

Threads of Freedom: The Underground Railroad Story in Quilts, Oberlin, Ohio

Slavery Quilt by Susan McEntee Comeaux

Civil War Speaker Series: Slave Quilts at the Jesse James Farm & Museum

Southern Quilter: Kadella, 1810

Southern Quilter: Dorothy Holden

Southern Quilter: Pam Riggs, 1920's

Southern Quilters: Jane & Rebecca Bond, 1828

Southern Quilter: Harriet Powers, 1837

Slave quilts on display at WVSU Underground Railroad exhibit encourages families to preserve history

Make Your Own Secret Quilt Message

Freedom Quilt Curriculum