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October 2021

Underground Railroad Quilt Exhibit

October 1 - October 31

The exhibit consists of eleven replica quilts, Ozella's family story of how quilts were used to escape slavery on the Underground Railroad, displayed in Downtown storefront windows. Ozella McDaniel Williams, an African American quilter from Charleston, South Carolina, was the keeper of an important part of American history. Passed on through generations of women in her family, mother to daughter in the oral tradition of storytelling. Williams knew a secret code of quilt patterns, which was in jeopardy of being…

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