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    The Underground Railroad Quilt Code – Fact or Fiction?

    Awbury Arboretum and Historic Site

    Where:
    1 Awbury Road, Francis Cope House, Philadelphia, PA 19138
    When:
    • Saturday February 23rd 2019, 10:00am to 12:00pm

    In Ms. Tindall’s quilt theme “The Underground Railroad Quilt Code, fact or fiction, is there proof?,” she takes the participants through a journey of African ancestry by incorporating all senses of the history of cotton, spinning cotton into thread, weaving the thread into cloth, and creating a narrative about the revelation of quilt codes.

     

    The quilt codes are symbolic of hidden messages from which slaves could glean whether or not they were a taste away from freedom or danger was within the shadows.

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