Remembering the Underground Railroad

Bryant, Gilda V.
February 2007
Quilter's World;Feb2007, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p16
The article commemorates the quilting industry during the Underground Railroad in the U.S. from 1641-1865. It has been speculated that the quilts made of various blocks became a secret code in helping the slaves remember actions to take as they escaped. According to quilter Ozella McDaniel Williams, the blocks provided clues and reminders for slaves and fugitives during that time.


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