LINKS

There are a lot of ways to learn more about the Underground Railroad (UGRR), slavery and slave resistance, including these websites.

UGRR In Brooklyn
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/12/arts/12expl.html?_r=1&pagewanted=2

UGRR In NYC
http://www.racematters.org/safehavens.htm

CUNY UGRR Site
http://www.undergroundrailroadexperience.cuny.edu/origin.html

National Parks Service UGRR Site
http://www.nps.gov/history/aahistory/ugrr/ugrr.htmhttp://www.nps.gov/subjects/ugrr/index.htm

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
http://freedomcenter.org/underground-railroad-0

Canada and the UGRR
http://www.blackhistorycanada.ca/events.php?themeid=21&id=6

Transatlantic Slave Trade
http://slavevoyages.org/tast/index.faces

Slave Rebellions
http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/natturner/slave_rebellions.html

The Weyanoke Association (American African & Indian history and culture)
http://www.weyanoke.org

History.com and UGRR
http://www.history.com/topics/underground-railroad

MAPS

http://www.nps.gov/subjects/ugrr/discover_history/underground_map.htm
(searchable National Parks Service "Network to Freedom" online directory)

http://education.ucdavis.edu/NEW/STC/lesson/socstud/railroad/Map.htm

http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/undergroundrailroadexperience/index_flash.html

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/railroad/map2.html

http://www.eduplace.com/kids/socsci/books/applications/imaps/

Cycling Along the UGRR
http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/adventure-cycling-route-network/underground-railroad-ugrr/


Underground Railroad Quilts

While there is controversy in the quilt community about the validity of using quilts as a means of passing along messages including warnings, safety, and shelter, there is no dispute that African American women contributed greatly to the making of the family quilts meant to be heirlooms.

Believe the story or not as you wish, but here are some of the designs (PDF) shared by Ozella McDaniel Williams in her book, Hidden in Plain View.

Local quilt guilds:

Quilters of Color Network of NY www.qcnny.org

Empire Quilters Guild www.empirequilters.net

Quilters Guild of Brooklyn quiltbrooklyn.org

Thank you to Aleeda Crawley, Firberartist for your generous sharing of quilting information and making the quilt used in Singin. For more information contact her at:
Aleeda Crawley, Fiberartist/Owner Sacred Space Fiberstudio, LLC
Beauty expressed as fiber
aleeda@sacredspacefiber.net