Food & Folks of the Great Migration & Quilts of Faith/Black History Storyteller

Date: Every day
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Next: February 11, 2019
February 12, 2019

Monday, February 11th, 2019 6:30pm
Food and Folks of The Great Migration
*This program is for adults only.*

Registration is required. Please contact Julie at 609-399-2434 ext.5222 to register.


Michelle Washington Wilson, Storyteller will present: "The Food and The Folks of The Great Migration,” stories of the widespread migration of African Americans in the 20th century from rural communities in the South to large cities and some rural towns in the North, including towns and communities at the Jersey Shore.  What motivated this movement? And what did this movement inspire?  How did these people travel? And what was life like along the way? Come meet "The Food and The Folks of The Great Migration" through the stories, food, and folklore of Michelle Washington Wilson, Storyteller.

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 6:30pm
Quilts of Faith
*This family program is for all ages!*

Registration is required. Please register with the Children’s Department at 609-399-2434 ext.5241.

Before there were cell phones, or any kind of phones, people exchanged messages by symbols and codes, through songs and signs with hidden meanings. Imaginations were captured by a tale of African Americans weaving secret codes into quilt patterns in the 1800s, to pass on clues and directions to runaway slaves in their dangerous journey to freedom. Although previously considered folklore, many people began to believe it was fact. Quilts of Faith combines the legacy of quilting in the African American Community with stories and songs of the Underground Railroad to weave a patterned explanation of this important part of Americana, including the links to the Jersey Shore and Mainland.

 

 

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