University News
For Immediate Release: 
Oct 25 2000

The McDaniel Secret Quilt Code Museum Exhibit at Concord College

Athens, W.Va. - This exhibit shows how secret codes stitched into quilts helped slaves to escape from plantations in the southern slave states via the underground railroad through northern free states into Canada. The passage of the anti-slavery legislation, July 9, 1793, made Canada a safe haven for escaping slaves seeking freedom. The quilt exhibition, as well as African-American artifacts will be on display.

EXHIBIT
Where: Concord College Center Cafeteria Annex (2nd floor)
Date: Monday through Friday, November 14-30, 2000
(EXCLUDING Thanksgiving Holiday, November 22, 23, 24)
Time: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

LECTURES

Serena Wilson, an expert on African-American history will be delivering two one-hour lectures on the historical significance of the quilts and artifacts.
The first lecture will be at 7:00 p.m., Monday, November 13, 2000 in the College Center Ballroom, the second will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 14 in the same location.

The quilt exhibition and lectures are free to the public.

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PO BOX 1000, VERMILLION ST., ATHENS, WV 24712.