Event Details

Sep 29, 2021
Zoom meeting

In conjunction with the Johnson’s fall exhibition Women Making Their Mark, we will read a book exploring one of the many arts that women have historically used for self-expression in the United States.

Hidden in Plain View: A Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad is the fascinating tale told by quilter Ozella McDaniel Williams of Charleston, South Carolina, to author Jacqueline L. Tobin in which she describes the encoded messages within quilt patterns that helped fugitives navigate the Underground Railroad. Assisted by Raymond G. Dobard, an art historian and himself a well-known Black quilter, Tobin makes the story—part history and part adventure—come to life.

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