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Hidden in Plain View: the Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad

by Tobin, Jacqueline L. A Dobard, Raymond G.

  • ISBN: 9780385491372
  • ISBN10: 0385491379

Hidden in Plain View: the Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad

by Tobin, Jacqueline L. A Dobard, Raymond G.

  • List Price: $27.50
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Doubleday Books
  • Publish date: 01/01/1999
  • ISBN: 9780385491372
  • ISBN10: 0385491379
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Description: In Hidden in Plain View, historian Jacqueline Tobin and scholar Raymond Dobard offer the first proof that certain quilt patterns, including a prominent one called the Charleston Code, were, in fact, essential tools for escape along the Underground Railroad. In 1993, historian Jacqueline Tobin met African American quilter Ozella Williams amid piles of beautiful handmade quilts in the Old Market Building of Charleston, South Carolina. With the admonition to "write this down", Williams began to describe how slaves made encoded quilts and used them to navigate their escape on the Underground Railroad. But just as quickly as she started, Williams stopped, informing Tobin that she would learn the rest when she was "ready". During the three years it took for Williams' narrative to unfold -- and as the friendship and trust between the two women grew -- Tobin enlisted Raymond Dobard, Ph.D., an art history professor and well-known African American quilter, to help unravel the mystery.

Part adventure and part history, Hidden in Plain View traces the origin of the Charleston Code from Africa to the Carolinas, from the low-country island Gullah peoples to free blacks living in the cities of the North, and shows how three people from completely different backgrounds pieced together one amazing American story.

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