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River Forest Public Library River Forest Public Library

Sunday, 11/19, 2-3:30 PM, Pre-Civil War Quilts: The Hidden Codes to Freedom


During this presentation, Connie Martin will illustrate some Pre-Civil War quilts and their significance to the freedom of slaves through the Underground Railroad. The stories surrounding the secret messages in quilts are rich in American culture. Replicas of actual quilts that slaves used on their journey will be displayed and the meanings behind the different patterns will be discussed. This program is brought to you in partnership with the River Forest Township.