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June 18, 2022
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Waukegan Public Library

128 N. County Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
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Pre-Civil War Quilts: The Secret Codes to Freedom on the Underground Railroad

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Connie Martin’s presentation, which is based on her mother’s work, "Lizzie’s Story: A Slave Family’s Journey to Freedom,” explains how families, including her ancestors, implemented codes within their quilts to aid slaves in winning their freedom. Martin will explain the meanings and interpretations within these quilts, which have been shared through generations.

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