Connie Martin and “Pre-Civil War Quilts: Secret Codes to Freedom on the Underground Railroad”
Join Connie as she tells the stories passed down to her Great Grandmother Lizzie of how her family survived the Anti-bellum period through trials and tribulations, and how they used quilts that contain hidden codes and secret messages to assist abolitionists; white and black, to guide slaves to freedom through the Underground Railroad to Canada.
During this presentation, Connie shares eighteen different quilt patterns in replica quilts and refer to a book her mother, Dr. Clarice Boswell, wrote about their family called Lizzie’s Story: A Slave Family’s Journey to Freedom.
October 5, 2023 7:00 PM – October 5, 2023 8:00 PM
Mennonite Church of Normal
805 S. Cottage Ave
Normal, Illinois 61761
Admission is free