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Author to Discuss Significance of Messages Hidden in Slave Quilts
Talk is part of the Loyola University Chicago Book Club Series
Author Clarice Boswell will discuss the significance of codes hidden in the design of antebellum slave quilts that enabled fugitives to reach the Underground Railroad. Replicas of quilts slaves used will be displayed during the talk. Many of these quilts are described in Boswell’s book, Lizzie’s Story: A Slave Family’s Journey to Freedom, published in 2002. The stories, gathered from family members and descendants of slave quilters, reveal the slaves pursuit of freedom. Boswell, of Plainfield, Ill., earned her doctorate degree in adult continuing education through the Leadership and Educational Policy Studies Department at Northern Illinois University. She is a retired administrator and teacher from Joliet Township High School and the University of St. Francis.
Wednesday, Feb. 18th at 6 pm
Crown Center Auditorium, 6525 N. Sheridan Rd., Lake Shore Campus
For more information, contact Geri Hudson at 312.915.6948.
The Loyola Book Club was founded in 2000 by University Libraries, in an effort to involve current Loyolans, alumni and other Chicagoans in stimulating conversations about recently published works.