ATHENS, W.Va. – This exhibit shows how secret codes stitched into quilts helped slaves to escape from plantations in the southern slave states via the underground railroad through northern free states into Canada. The passage of the anti-slavery legislation, July 9th, 1793, made Canada a safe haven for escaping slaves seeking freedom. The quilt exhibition, as well as African-American artifacts will be on display.
Where: Concord College Center Cafeteria Annex (2nd floor)
Date: Monday through Friday, November 14th-30th, 2000
(EXCLUDING Thanksgiving Holiday, November 22nd, 23rd, 24th)
Time: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Serena Wilson, an expert on African-American history will be delivering two one-hour lectures on the historical significance of the quilts and artifacts.
The quilt exhibition and lectures are free to the public.
The first lecture will be at 7:00 p.m., Monday, November 13th, 2000 in the College Center Ballroom, the second will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 14th in the same location.