Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Talented Tuesday: Freedom Trail Quilts

   Formed in 1995, the Connecticut Freedom Trail commemorates major events in the history of African-Americans in Connecticut.  There were only forty sites when the program started. Today there are over 130 sites in the state, commemorating everything from the Amistad trial to the Underground Railroad. Each offers an in-depth view into a portion of history. If you can't visit the sites in person, the website will give you a peek into their role.
  As part of the creation of the Freedom Trail, local quilters created four quilts reflecting sites in the state. You can read more about the quilts on the Connecticut State Library blog. Images of those quilts have been uploaded to Flickr, along with descriptions of the site. The quilts are beautiful. Take a look!

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