Quilting squares like these were used for communication among slaves who made escapes via the Underground Railroad. This quilt was created by the Raleigh Area Group Stitchers.
Quilting squares like these were used for communication among slaves who made escapes via the Underground Railroad. This quilt was created by the Raleigh Area Group Stitchers. COURTESY OF CLAUDIA COOKE POWELL
Quilting squares like these were used for communication among slaves who made escapes via the Underground Railroad. This quilt was created by the Raleigh Area Group Stitchers. COURTESY OF CLAUDIA COOKE POWELL

Wiggins: Quilted codes signal black history

February 23, 2014 03:48 AM

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