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Powerful Quilted History

 

March 31, 2022

Dispatch

Joyce Powell and Carolyn Williams

Carolyn Williams, curator of the Quilted History Museum near El Dorado Arkansas, shared her family history from times of slavery, using quilts and other artifacts to illustrate her talk. "So much of Black people's history is told through quilts," she says. In 1999 she founded The Quilted History, an organization dedicated for the sole purpose of educating everyone that she could about the history of people of color. She created a traveling exhibit of artifacts and historical items found on the very land that her ancestors were slaves and well as historical items from northern LA. The Quil...



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