The Legend of the Freedom Quilts and the Underground Railroad
Hosted by: Trish Chambers
Performed in period costume. The presentation discusses the history, legends and personal stories that make up the rich heritage associated with the Underground Railroad. It explores how African traditions and the use of story cloths documented the history of tribes and set the stage for the slaves to learn the lessons needed for survival during their arduous journey to freedom. African slave songs (Spirituals) and the lessons contained in them are also discussed. Using a facsimile of a freedom quilt the presentation also shares one family’s legend regarding the use of quilt patterns and the survival lessons associated with them.
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