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Re: Freedom Quilt
In Response To: Freedom Quilt ()

Why is there such denial about the use of freedom quilts by experts when some ancestors spoke of using one.

Ed Adams
Hello Ed,

Is it a question of denial or a question(s) of when, how, where & who used quilts in their escape to freedom that is being asked by the 'experts'?

In my opinion a very nice article on this subject is found at:

A rather lengthy article that takes too long to get into quilt usage and the UGRR, but it then it asks and tries to explain the above questions. The article is then completed with many great links to other information on the UGRR and Quilts.

I'm by no means an expert, but I have studied and researched UGRR activities for nearly 20 years, primarily for the States of Ohio, Indiana & Michigan and have yet to come across a reference of quilt usage in those areas. The UGRR group to which I belong has a great website explaining our grassroots effort to research the UGRR.

Best wishes in your research efforts.

Art Thomas

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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