Welcome, "Lurn bout we" (Gullah-Geechee for "Learn about us")
Official Page for the UGRR Secret Quilt Code
Farrow-McDaniel-Strother-Wilson & Allied Families
Join Me As I
"Keep Our Show on the Road"
I research intergenerational experiences of slavery
worldwide, I also fight modern Human Trafficking. Bad judgment of a few
shouldn’t overshadow the good accomplished by countries during centuries of
slavery. My benefit – I accomplish my MISSION
I provide hands-on experiences for teaching skills,
interpretation, preservation and stabilization of African (East & West)
artifacts/textiles and plantation era techniques done in American quilts and
crafts 5 generations by my family for youth to heritage professionals.
I teach recognition of overlooked skills, beliefs, faiths,
customs & stories that need to be saved while providing a safe environment
for dialogue. With awareness of over 200 African customs, skills and knowledge
of culture that disappeared from colonized Nigeria but were passed down 5
generations in America to me, I am documenting the information.
My DNA takes me
from Ethiopia, Sudan, and Central Africa – Nigeria to America. Then the other
side of the family goes from Europe, Middle Eastern to Native American to me.
Teaching delayed gratification and reconciliation skills
using my family’s diverse legacy of civil service. I have 187 years of
collected artifacts and textiles, documented history to preserve and teach
skills that are vanishing. See our Museum Page
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I facilitate dialogues between international patrons at our
exhibits, on issues of race, ethics, slavery, and international cooperation
throughout history of religions, individuals and organizations united to
facilitate freedoms of the oppressed. (My family patriarch could “keep the
proceeds of his labors for his own benefit” though slaves in America)
I am an advocate for quality inclusive education for at-risk populations (youth, vets,
seniors and physically challenged populations) by teaching arts & crafts,
sharing our exhibit of diverse experiences of working with our community to
successfully survive wars, slavery, segregation, discrimination and natural
disasters for 5 generations. The youth must develop a love for safeguarding and
preserving cultural heritage.
Teach the importance of the Golden Rule:
"Do unto others as you would have others do unto you."
If you missed the interview Click my photo or below!
Dr. Howard & Mrs. Serena Wilson attended the Worldwide Organization of Women's (WOW) Conference in 2004
We heard the plight of the villagers living near Eze River in Ozubulu Anambra State, Nigeria.
Our family pledged the money from our book sales and gave it to WOW.
WOW raised $35,000.00, partnered with Dr. Stong, a retired architech, who went to Nigeria, designed and supervised the effort. The villagers that live in the area contributed 30 men & women workers for 60 days.
Watch and Be Blessed! God Hears & Answers Prayer
150 tons of excavation; 175 tons of concrete; 47 tons of timber; and 6 tons of steel pipe was what it took to build the Eze River bridge in the Anambra state village of Ozubulu.
I can't wait to see what grows from the financial seeds planted this year.
More documents, records & historic photos shared with you of our African, European, Gullah Geechee & Appalachian Roots
"The Water Spirit Omambala brought us here. The Water Spirit Omambala will carry us home."
(Orimiri Omambala bu anyi bia. Orimiri Omambala ka anyi ga ejina.)
– Ancient Igbo Hymn
ABOUT The IGBO VILLAGE The Igbo village in Staunton, Virginia is a tangible recognition of the contribution of the Igbo victims of the Atlantic slave trade to the development of Virginia and the greater American frontier culture.
Enslaved Igbo men, women and children who traveled by force from many specific locations in the hinterland of Igboland to North America, helped to build what is now known as the United States. A great majority of those who came to Vi...See More
_________________________________________________________ The Revamped On-line Museum Page now has my old commerical that gives you a window I added more photos 09/04/2013 to the past UGRR Quilt Code Exhibit at Underground in Atlanta, GA