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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.
This book is a students/researcher/ historian/ teachers
& geneaologist dream.
KOF contains one of the largest on-line listing of 33 countries of international museums, databases and archives by country. It covers religion, slavery, art, and wars!
Don't let the name fool you we are more than quilts!
Visit our UGRR Quilt Code Blog
UGRRQuiltCode.BlogSpot.com for an on-line sample of Genealogy Resources, African & Slavery sources in Museums,
Libraries & Archives in 33 countries,
American Revolutionary War &
Civil War Information & more
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, Central to West Africa
which is why I did research in Nigeria Ghana to be sure the information is accurate that we teach in America.
Then the other side of the family comes from Europe, Middle Eastern to Native American to me.
I teach delayed gratification & 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
There's more insight into the illustrations of the book, "Keeper of the Fire" by 9 yr old Ohio Artist Jamel Thomas Joyce
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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, Native American & 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