Pre-Civil War Quilts: Secret Codes to Freedom on the Underground Railroad with Connie Martin

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sugar Grove Public Library
Meeting Room C

Event Details

Connie Martin, M. A., tells the stories passed down to her Great Grandmother Lizzie of how her family used quilts containing hidden codes and secret messages to guide enslaved people to freedom through the Underground Railroad. Martin shares eighteen quilt patterns in replica quilts. Connie’s mother, Dr. Clarice Boswell, wrote Lizzie’s Story: A Slave Family’s Journey to Freedom, and her book is currently being made into a movie called “Freedom Code.” Please register for this Illinois Humanities Road Scholar program.
Event Type(s): Adult
Age Group(s): Adult
Presenter: Connie Martin, Illinois Humanities Road Scholar Speakers Bureau

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