Thursday, June 18, 2009

13th block - Underground Railroad

from Barbara Brackman's Underground Railroad quilt,

"Escapees were often hungry, lost, and terrified on their lonely trips North. In the 1830s, an organized network of help developed. Members of the movement known as the Underground Railroad offered assistance to runaways in the way to shelter, food, clothing, jobs, and transport to another station closer to freedom. At first, assistance came mainly from Quakers. As time went on, however, more white people, motivated by religious and moral beliefs, joined the Quakers and free and escaped blacks in helping fugitives."

Facts & Fabrications ~ Unraveling the History of Quilts & Slavery
by Barbara Brackman

1 comment:

frazzledsugarplummum said...

I really appreciate that you have these here Cyndy....I don't see so good so looking at these photos is better than seeing them in the book and I can appreciate them more. They are wonderful. I am really enjoying the stories behind the "fabrications".