The attention-grabbing tale of a friendship, a misplaced culture, and a major discovery, revealing how enslaved women and men made encoded quilts after which used them to navigate their break out at the Underground Railroad.
"A groundbreaking work."--Emerge
In Hidden in undeniable View, historian Jacqueline Tobin and student Raymond Dobard provide the 1st facts that definite duvet styles, together with a well known one referred to as the Charleston Code, have been, actually, crucial instruments for break out alongside the Underground Railroad. In 1993, historian Jacqueline Tobin met African American quilter Ozella Williams amid piles of lovely hand-crafted quilts within the outdated marketplace construction of Charleston, South Carolina. With the admonition to "write this down," Williams started to describe how slaves made coded quilts and used them to navigate their get away at the Underground Railroad. yet simply as quick as she all started, Williams stopped, informing Tobin that she could research the remaining while she was once "ready." in the course of the 3 years it took for Williams's narrative to unfold--and because the friendship and belief among the 2 girls grew--Tobin enlisted Raymond Dobard, Ph.D., an artwork historical past professor and recognized African American quilter, to aid get to the bottom of the mystery.
Part event and half heritage, Hidden in undeniable View strains the foundation of the Charleston Code from Africa to the Carolinas, from the low-country island Gullah peoples to loose blacks dwelling within the towns of the North, and exhibits how 3 humans from totally different backgrounds pieced jointly one impressive American tale.