Quilts (or) How Urban Legends Are Born.


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Sorry. Most slaves had one or two pairs of clothes and didn't have the material to make a quilt, let alone communicate coded messages via handmade bed coverings.

Quilting is a billion dollar business, however, and an enterprising merchant capitalized on a fictional children's book to create a supremely profitable urban legend.

Take a close look at this man's pants. (More patch than pant) 

Click here to read more about the Underground Railroad in Kentucky.

Click for the timeline of an Urban Legend.

Click here to read more about the mis-information concerning quilt codes.






A research grant to study slavery and the Underground Railroad in Kentucky inspired, "A Promise Moon." I alluded to, or drew inspiration from my findings as I wrote my latest novel which is set during the Civil War.

RESEARCH FINDINGS

Return to a "Promise Moon."


 
     




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