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Address: 250 West Main Street Suite 226 Branford, CT 06405
Phone Number: 203-314-3095

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Grade Levels: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
Length: 45 mnutes to 1 hour

Viritual or in person

Pricing: Upon Request

Fact or Fiction? Quilts in the Underground Railroad

Setup: 1 hour
Takedown: 30 minutes
Equipment: Please supply for In-person: Screen, Digital Projector, Table Virtual: Use my zoom account or your account

Were quilts used in the Underground Railroad? Is it a compelling story or an historical fact? This is a controversial question.
My presentation shares the known historical facts and discusses the folklore. Why are there so many names for the same quilt pattern? What did each quilt pattern mean? How was the information shared among the slaves on the various plantations? When was the best time to escape? These questions and more will be highlighted in the presentation. But you decide: Is this just folklore or based upon historical fact?

Philosophy/Belief Statement: Educate. Motivate. Entertain