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By Nancy Callahan

The unique e-book at the popular Freedom quilters of Gee's Bend.

In December of 1965, the yr of the Selma-to-Montgomery march, a white Episcopal priest riding via a desperately negative, essentially black component to Wilcox County chanced on himself at a very good bend of the Alabama River. He spotted a cabin clothesline from which have been placing 3 impressive quilts not like any he had ever obvious. They have been of sturdy, daring shades in unique, op-art patterns—the similar paintings kind then stylish in long island urban and different cultural facilities. an concept used to be born and inside weeks took on existence, within the kind of the liberty Quilting Bee, a handcraft cooperative of black ladies artisans who may develop into acclaimed during the nation.

"The writer expertly weaves the heritage, the hardships of negative blacks in a downtrodden racist society and the economics of the lengthy fight to develop into self-sufficient. Callahan proves she will be able to deal with a posh, multi-charactered, major piece of Southern history."

—Atlanta Constitution

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