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Secret of the Quilts Exhibit and Presentation - Underground Railroad
From Thursday, February 06, 2014 -  11:00am
To Saturday, February 08, 2014 - 05:00pm

“Secret of the Quilts” and “Abolitionist and Method of Escape”

EXHIBIT DATES:     February 6-8

EXHIBIT DAYS & TIMES:Thursday and Friday, 11 am-6 pm; Saturday, 10 am-5 pm

SPECIAL PRESENTATION BY EXHIBIT CURATOR – TERESA KEMP

DATE & TIME:          Saturday, February 8, 2-3 pm

LOCATION:  Covina Public Library, Community Room

In celebration of Black History Month, Mrs. Teresa Kemp from Altanta, Georgia will bring an incredible display of quilts, documents, artifacts, and photos about the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad was not a subway system. It was a term used to describe the secret routes enslaved men, women and children took to gain their freedom. There was a network of people who helped runaway slaves locate shelter, food, rest, and whatever else they needed. Sometimes this network was organized; often it was spontaneous and relied on quick thinking and gutsy actions. This wonderful display of original quilts and artifacts from the mid-1800s will demonstrate a way of life suffered by amazingly brave people.

Location : Covina Public Library: 234 N. Second Ave., Covina, CA 91723
Contact : 626-384-5303

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