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Quilts as Code

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Quilts as Code

Quilts as Code

Quilts as Code

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Some say that along the Underground Railroad, quilts were used as code language to point the way to safe houses and freedom. That idea is featured in a new exhibit at Washington's Spy Museum.

Guest:

Dr. Raymond Dobard
*Professor of art history at Howard University
*Author of Hidden in Plain View: A Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad