Youth Department Freedom Quilt

Freedom QuiltFreedom Quilt

February is Black History Month. Come in and celebrate at the Downtown Library Youth Department. Paper quilt patches will be available to color and hang on the Youth Department’s wall.

Freedom Quilts were quilts with encoded messages that helped slaves find their way North to freedom. Although the significance and role the quilts played in the Underground Railroad is debated by scholars and historians, the stories of the quilts are still an important part of African-American history. Read more about Freedom Quilts in Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson, The Secret to Freedom by Marcia Vaughn and Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson.