Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Slaves in George Washington’s house

Whatever the idea..... a quilt expresses our sentiments....
The “President’s House: Freedom and Slavery in Making a New Nation” project involves quilters who will depict in fabric creations the overall theme.

I first learned about this last April 2010 at the Wilberforce Barack Obama Quilt Exhibit -- a chance meeting with Michele Flamer... who has been deeply involved with the project in Philadelphia, PA.

SIPUEL is the family name that I pay homage to!  Born abt 1895 - Martha Bell Smith (Anderson) was the daughter of a slave woman named Lucinda, whose place and date of birth is unknown via genealogical records.  Living in Arkansas as a free, college educated woman, she married T.B. Sipuel;.....

she gave birth to my mother Helen Sipuel Huggins in 1926.

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