Watch Now! Quilt Codes of the Underground Railroad

Presenter Georgia Payne is a master quilter residing in Snohomish County. Since the Civil War, there have been bits and pieces of information told about secret codes, messages, and symbols that were used as part of the Underground Railroad to help slaves escape to freedom. This presentation is based on the book: “Hidden in Plain View: A Secret Story Of Quilts And The Underground Railroad” By Jacqueline Tobin and Raymond Dobard, which is based on a story told by Ozella McDaniel Williams, and passed down from generation to generation in her family.

Recorded June 14, 2023.

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Hidden in Plain View