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Pre-Civil War Quilts (95th)

Event Type: Adult Programs
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 2/5/2014
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Description:
 Their Hidden Codes To The Freedom Of Slaves Through The Underground Railroad
Dr. Clairice C. Boswell

Dr. Boswell will tell the historical story of quilts made by African-American slaves before the Civil War. She will display and discuss the significance of hidden codes in many of these quilts that enabled the fugitive slaves to follow a safe route to the Underground Railroad and eventually freedom. Dr. Clarice C. Boswel is a retired administrator and teacher from Joliet Township High School and the University of St. Francis in Joliet. Her latest book is titled Lizzie's Story: A Slave Family's Journey to Freedom. Coffee and early seating will begin at 6:30 p.m. This program is presented in partnership with the Naperville Women's Club.
Library: 95th Street Library    Map
Location: Meeting Room A/B
Other Information:
 Room Limit:180
Contact: Adult Services
Contact Number: (630) 961-4100 x4941