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Quilt at A&M-CC lends perspective to Underground Railroad era

Posted at 7:36 PM, Feb 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-18 20:36:02-05

Students at the Island University got a lesson today about the fabric of history.

And it's thanks to an event called "African American Quilts: The story behind the code."

It provides a perspective of African-American history and it tells how slaves used a secret code in their quilting during the days of the Underground Railroad.

Each square of these quilts has hidden messages telling people how to reach freedom.