Freedom Quilts: Piecing Escape on the Underground Railroad

“Quilts are active agents in history and vivid storytellers.” (Click the text above to learn about Macia Fuller and her Underground Railroad quilts.) Women with needles. Creating maps and codes. Freeing countless precious souls from slavery. One group of stitchers was the Quakers who ran the safe houses, or stations …

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The Other Mother: A Tribute to Foster Mothers, Adoptive Mothers, Stepmothers and Stand in the Gap Mothers

The Other Mother Late into the night, Marjorie Nagel writes in a journal listing feeding and sleeping schedules, as well as cuddle times.  She has done this for each of the eighty-two babies that Marjorie has fostered. A diary of the daily love and care they received intermingles with the …

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