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The Underground Railroad Quilt Code: Fact or Fiction?

February 23, 2019, 10 AM
at Awbury Arboretum

Sharon Tindall shares her passion for quilt codes and inspiring future generations to carry on the rich culture and legacy of African art and tradition.  In this talk, she will lead participants through a journey of African ancestry and a narrative about the revelation of quilt codes, which 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.


This event is a partnership between The Johnson House and Awbury Arboretum, as part of the Year of Natural Fibers.  The related From Cotton to Quilts exhibition will be on display in the Cope House Galleries during the month of February.


Cost: FREE

Location: the Cope House at Awbury Arboretum, 1 Awbury Rd, Phila, PA 19138 

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