Most African American slaves were not taught to read or write, but that didn’t stop them from communicating vital information to those escaping to freedom.
Esteemed quilter and president of the African American Museum of Bucks County, Linda Salley will present “Secret Codes of Slaves and the Underground Railroad” on Saturday, March 2nd, 7:00pm, at Middletown Friends Meetinghouse, 453 W. Maple Avenue in Langhorne, explaining the many ways enslaved people sent signals to one another, including messages embedded in quilts.
This program is co-sponsored by Langhorne Council for the Arts and Middletown Friends Meeting to celebrate both Black History Month and Women’s History Month.
Proceeds will support the African American Museum of Bucks County and the Langhorne Council for the Arts student scholarship fund.
A donation of $5 per person is requested at the door. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, call 215-752-0854. In the event of inclement weather, postponement will be announced on www.langhornearts.org.