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Teresa R. Kemp Nana Efua Adadzewa 1st Queen Mother of Mankessim Traditional Area Central Region Ghana Africa

BOOK WAS RELEASED 12/15/2020!!

Come Learn With Us....

Mrs. Teresa R. Kemp Director of SC Wild's Heritage Center 201 S. Main Street, McCormick, SC 29835 Ph.(8030 618-2259 Email:

Ms. Teresa R. Kemp

Author of the book:  

Keeper of the Fire:

An Igbo Metalsmith From Awka"

(Companion Guide Book for Keeper of the Fire Clasess.) =This book documents the journey of Peter & Eliza Farrow abolitionist who did what is now called the UGRR Quilt Code. It answers Questions left from Hidden In Plain View. There are 6 of the tribes of Israel in Nigeria & 7 more who migrated on to what is now Ghana. Mrs. Teresa R. Kemp is Ozella McDaniels Williams great neice.

Click on the book to purchase your copy today! 

Co-Author of book:

"Jamel's Deep Sea Adventure"

(Fun Science Activity Book for ages 4 -13)

Jamel's Deep Sea Adventure is a great science activity book for ages 4-12 year olds. It is a fun resource for #homeschoolers or distance learners

Co-Author of book:

"Jordyn's Ethiopian Adventure"

Co-Author of book:

 "All About Feelings"

We have chosen Education as a

Bridge to Understanding

Join Me As I

"Keep Our Show on the Road"


SC Wild's Heritage Ctr. of Plantation Quilts

Formerly  Located In the Historic 108-yr.-old

Historic McCormick Train Depot

SC Wild's Heritage Center of Plantation Quilts (Located in the historic McCormcik Train Depot 201 S. Main Street McCormick, SC 29835 (803) 618-2250. It is on the National Register of Hstoric Places.

We  are moving On-Line

History & Cultural Classes

Hands-On Home Activities:

Soap * Doll * Candy * Arts & Crafts

Guided Tours:

Adult $10.00 * Youth  $5.00

Veterans & Senior $4.00 *

VBS - Take our Bible Challenge

Coming November 2020


Courses * Classes * Exhibitions:

Keeper of the Fire Class Levels: 

Youth to Heritage Professionals.


For Custom Classes for Organizations or
Home School groups please 


Come Learn with Us

Click Here Kid's Place Page wth all our

Youth Authors & their books

Click Here for Jordyn's Author's Page


Click To Visit My Research Blog:

Thank You for you support.

Teresa Kemp Author of Keeper of the Fire: An Igbo Metalsmith from Awka/: * Griot * Master * Quilter * Military Historian * Fighting Human Trafficking nationwide, I provide hands-on experiences for teaching skills, interpretation, preservation & stabilization of African (East & West) artifacts/textiles, plantation era
techniques done in American quilts
by 5 generations of
my family 


I teach recognition of overlooked skills,

beliefs, faiths, customs & stories that

need to be saved while 
providing a safe environment for dialogue.

 Keeper of the Fire Author Mrs. Teresa R. Kemp, Forewords by Mrs. Serena M. Strother & Dr. Johnston A. K. Njoku Illustrated by Jamel K. Thomas-Joyce

This book is a students,  researcher, historians,
& 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!

Trial of Redcoats that shot 5 men, the first Martyrs of the American Revolutionary War

Visit our UGRR Quilt Code Blog


for an on-line Indigo
sample of Genealogy Resources, African &
Slavery sources in Museums,

Libraries & Archives in 33 countries,

American Revolutionary War &  Civil War Information

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 
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 

Book Your Traveling Exhibit Today 

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Book Signings

Dates & Places:

"Keeper of the Fire:

An Igbo Metalsmith From Awka",


I research inter-generational experiences of

slavery worldwide and 

fight Modern Human Trafficking.
My benefit –

I was accomplish our Family MISSION


I can't change my ancestor being
taken from Africa but I can provide 
assistance for Africa's relief.



I'm going again with the 

ASA World Medical Mission Trip to Nigeria

I am working on June 2019 Trip

Dr. N. Anakwenze and teams

will go to 7 towns in 7 days &

did free examinations and
the pharmacist dispensed free medications
 and eyeglasses to over 8,000 people.

The eyeglasses were distributed

following exams also.  

Thank you to Nana Aduemmire,

Chief Ernest Nkrumah

& The Columbus, OH

Ghanaian Fante Association

for receiving me so warmly & agreeing to
assist me in preparation to be
Enstooled as Nana Adadzewa 1st, Akwankyire

Mankessim Traditional Area

Central Region Ghana Africa.


 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 of
youth, vets, seniors & 
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
& natural disasters for 5 generations.
The youth must develop a love for safeguarding
and preserving cultural heritage.

Our Values:

Teach the importance of the Golden Rule:

"Do unto others as you would have others

do unto you."

Atlanta's Quilt Lady, Mrs. Teresa Kemp's  9/21/2014 8:00pm interview on the Gist of Freedom Radio Show

If you missed the interview Click my photo or below!

Gist of Freedom Interview 9/21/2014 with Teresa Kemp!
"African's Facial Marks Decode Underground Railroad 

Click on Mrs. Teresa Kemp's Photo below to join in her  

 On-line 2 part "American Civil War History"
 Interview & Discussion: 

I want to hear your views!

Mrs. Teresa R. Kemp - Griot, Historian, Quilter Her mission is to teach delayed gratification and reconciliation skills by using her family's historic legacy of working on the Underground Railroad to educate and sound the alarm on modern Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence

 Click the link below for a download of our 

Plantation Quilts 2020/2021 Brochure

will be added soon.

Plantation Quilts Brochure & Traveling Exhibit information Call for program dates (404) 468-7050.

Chattanooga Quilt Show was great!

"UGRR Quilts -

Keeper of the Fire Exhibit" 

At Tennessee Temple University's 
Lee Roberson Student Center 

Bronze bracelet Nigeria  in the UGRR Secret Quilt Code Musem African Collection West African Mask embellished with flying geese symbols, metal, cotton, pigment, cowry shells beads, and woven grass  in the UGRR Secret Quilt Code Museum African Collection. One of the textiles from Tte Language of Kente exhibit in the UGRR Secret Quilt Code Museum's African Textile Collection

For Other "UGRR Secrets of the Quilts Exhibit"

 Dates & Highlights of our Programs

See News & Events Page & Traveling Exhibit 



When my late parents,

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 Riv
er 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.


Serena Wilson's Sampler

He made his transition Rest in Peace

His Royal Highness Eze Nri, 

Eze Obidiegwu Onyesoh

His Royal Majesty Eze Nri, Eze Obidiegwu Onyesoh of Anambra State Nigeria Africa

An Igbo Metal Smith from Awka Exhibit"

Mrs. Teresa R. Kemp with His Royal Majesty - The traditional ruler of Awka, Obi Gibson at the 1st World Igbo Arts & Cultural Festival in Igbo Village at the Frontier Museum in Staunton Virginia USA


For more photos and Events 

Visit our News & Events Page.

 Did you know?

 Abolitionist of all races and faiths were 

 working worldwide to assist the workers of 
Underground Railroad in America!

Some of their names we will never know.

Levi Coffin at age 65 traveled to
England in 1864 to raise money

among the European Quakers for the "contraband", 
(newly freed former enslaved people) who needed

food, clothing, medical supplies,
sheltar and books for education.

At age 65, he raised $100,000.00 in one year !  


There were more than 38 different
"Methods of Escape" on the American UGRR

Native American people were abolitionist
slaves & slave owners in America

Scottish & Irish people were enslaved and
slave owners in North America

Bulgaria had slavery over 500 years,

Poland had slavery over 1,300 years below ground in salt mines!

For More Information

We also assist researchers & Students!

Congrats to Emma Baumgardner !

Emma Baumgardner winner of Eddysville Iowa History Competition highlighting the UGRR Quilt Code use in slave escapes. She competed in the states jr Div of Iowa History Competion. We gave her unpublished documents and photos to enhance her report.

Iowa 6th grader, who won her
Elementary School & City's History Fair

She went on to Des Moines, Iowa to compete
as the youngest competitor in
the State's Natiional History Competion! 

She is on to her Success!

Visit our Research Page!


I have 8 American Revolutionary War Patriot 
family members

 160 Confederate & 58 Union
family members over 1,073 documents
about them and their service

I add more of the 1,000 CSA documents weekly.

12 WWI family members honored
by France & US



The Family Place Page is now open it is in the 

drop down menu from the About Us page!

Call & Plan to have your

Family Reunion Information

 Documented in our SCWHC Archives 

We Love our  family and we are looking to hear from you! 

Descendants of the 9 Children of Rockhill Plantation
David Richardson Strother's

 in Edgefield, SC that were born in 
GA between 1840 - 1870. 



Children of Christopher Strother born in California

They Contacted Me! Found my late Uncle's children

We pray for you, your love ones, needs and safety daily.

Abrams (Abrahms), Adamms, (Adams), Adkins, Andersons, Austins Avery's, Bacons, Bakers, Balls, Barns, Barnes,  Battles, Beesons, Belchers, Bells, Berry, Bigbys, Blacks,   Blairs, Blockers, Bormans, Boorams, Brunsons, Browns, Bulls, Burtons, Busseys, Caldwells, Cambell, Carters, Clarke, Coleman, Collins, Culpeppers, Davis, Dents, Devards, DeVores, Dews, Dunns, Edwards, Eichelbergers, Evans, Farmers, Farrows
, Pharow, Phannow, Farro),  Forsakers, Frenchs, Fullers, Gaffney, Gandys, Gertjegerdes, Gibsons, Gilcrest, Gilchrest, Gordons, Gordys, Greene,
Guerard, Hamptons, Handcocks, Hendersons, Higgins, Hoffendall, Hollinsworths,
Hogar, Hortons, Howards, Issoms, Jacksons, Jeffersons, Jenkins, Johnsons, Jones, Joyces, Justice, Kelly, Kemps, Kennerley, Lake, Larrys, Lawler, Lenox,,  Jones, Leverett, Littles, Marlins, Martins, Marshalls, Martins, Means, McDaniels, Means, Mitchells,Mobleys, Moores, Nesbit, Nicholsons, Myricks, Outzs, Palmores, Parkers, Peacocks, Perrys, Pixleys (Picksely, Pixly, Pixsley), Popes, Porter, Powel, Powells, Pratts, Myricks, Reeds, Richardsons, Ricks, Riddle, Robinsons, Russ,  Savages, Scoggins, Shepards, Simpkins, Slydells, Smiley's, Smiths, Stanleys, Strother, (Struders, Struthers, Stroders), Sullivans, Tates, Tallifero, Talliferro, Taylors, Terrys, Thomas, Thornton,  Thompsons, Tigners, Torry,Valle, Wash,
 Washington's, Watkins, Websters, Whatleys, Wheeleer,  Wiedmans, Witchers, Whitehunts, Whitehurst, Williams, Wilson, Witcher,
Woods, Yelder, Zieglers

From today's research: I would like to welcome the following
Families I added them above to the the Allied Families
based on personal testimony, bible records, wills, marriage records: 

New Allied Families
Adams, Bacon, Baker, Berry, Beeson, Blocker, Cambel, Franklins, French, 
Forsakers,  Gibson, Guerard, Gibbs, Higgins, Hoffendall, Jones, Kemp, Kennerley,
Jacksons, Justice, Lake, Lawler, Leverett, McDaniel,  Nicholson, Pixley, Pope,
Porter, Powel, Reed, Ricks, Riddle, Robinsons, Savage, Slydale,
Scoggins,  Sheppard, Talliferro, Thorntons, Tigner, Watkins, Webster, Ziegler.

Visit our Family Page for more information

We Separated our

Stop Human Trafficking Info
see the new links so much more!

    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Cyber Tip line link

Our Human Trafficking Newsletter

is just about ready!


For more information on
UGRR Quilt Code Presentations
Times & Locations

Children with artifacts at UGRR Traveling Exhibit at WVSU in Institute, WV.

Visit our News & Events &
Traveling Exhibit Pages


For a Speaker Bio 

click on our About Us page

 For a download of our
Plantationquilt Brochure

8 Generations of Women
Who Didn't Quit!

"We were those who did not draw back ...."

More documents, records & historic photos
shared with you of
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


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 to the past

UGRR Quilt Code Exhibit at Underground in Atlanta, GA

 Visit Often

For Milddle Schoolers to Professionals

Our Research Place is up,
we are beefing it up daily!

For Pre K-9th Graders

Visit the new pages:
Age appropriate games, PBS Kids,
National Geographic Kids,
National Park Service Web Ranger
virtual trips worldwide educational links  
Kids Place

More wills, documents, records & historic photos
shared with you of
African, European
Gullah Geechee 

Native American & Appalachian Roots

My Strother Coat of Arms, of our immigrant family to  America.

Visit to discover 
more about my European Heritage
William Strother the first immigrant in

America from my family

You can see how I know so

much about our family

Finally ....  Freedom Sounds Newsletter 

(Note:   This newsletter is large and  may take a while to download)

Our on-line ne
wsletter for thoes
who love history & our family

Check out the Memorial  Milestones & Find out
where we will
be next on the News & Events Page

We are still adding to the pages to
restore it to the
robustness of the former sight.

 Military History Page

"371st Colored Troops Coming Together Reunion"

 Columbia, SC for more information:

Contact Sonya Hodges at

We are adding the Civil War Veterans &
more revolutionary war information daily so keep checking back!

 You can see how I know so
much about our famil

Family Death Record (on left)
  a list of my paternal
great grandfather William McDaniel's
sisters & brothers (on right)
all born in the 1800's below.

(Written by him)

Farrow McDaniel Death Record, names other allied family members and dates of their death. Peter Farrow Jr. is named in this document. Son of abolitionist & former slaves Peter & Eliza Farrow William Jefferson's Handwritten record of his sisters and brother's all born in Virginia in 1800's

William Strother Society
(Click on the link above)

The UGRR Secret Quilt Code Museum &
Plantation Quilts & Gifts

We have dedicated ourselves to the accurate preservation
of the legacy of our
family's contributions to World History.

 David Richardson Strother, D.R. Strother, my great grandfather, owner of Rock Hill Plantation, SC, Edgefield, SC. My Great Great Grandfather Horton McDaniel from VA moved to Bramwell WV. Married Francis Stone and had children Creamer, Irene and Gus.

Great great grandfather Rev. Peter Farrow Jr., metal smith, son of former Glynn County, GA slaves Peter & Eliza Farrow, abolitionist who used what is called the  UGRR Quilt Code. Great Grandfather William Jefferson from Piggs River Township Pittsylvania County VA moved to Bramwell, WV married Irene McDaniel.

 We believe that by sharing common experiences
and lessons learned,

 Teresa R. Kemp with guest of the Irish Festival at the UGRR Quilt Museum Exhibit. Plaid is also a textile language.    Proud participant of the Latino Festival at Underground Atlanta where Teresa Kemp & staff of the UGRR Secret Quilt Code Museum took Oral Histories of visitors to the Exhibit.

Prof. A. Maddy,shared a in a discussion & information exchanged with museum patrons dressed in their cultural attire,

We can increase the opportunity of each to heal,
prosper and co-exist in celebration of their
diverse cultural a

Adinkra Stamp Activity, Original Craft Festival, Sharonville Ohio, One of our UGRR Quilt Code family activities we do at quilt show, youth art programs. We teach and display symbolic languages.

  Our staff and family are a dedicated group of individuals
with a wide range of skills and expertise.

   Making Paper Dolls at the UGRR Secret Quilt Code Museum, Kir, Calvin, Teresa Kemp &  staff all lead Kids Corner Activities Daily.Our guest Instructors taught doll making, African tie dye, wood carving, jewelry making, weaving and more.  Youth sewing & quilting classes for exhibit activities, camps and after-school programs. Mrs. Kemp instructs a fun boys 5-8 year old Quilting Class at St. Phillip's Church in Decatur GA.

 Our goal is to make a difference
in your life and those around you.

Youth Leadership Academy Home Decor Class, Monifa, National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta Fulton County Central Library Programs, Coretta Scott King Annual Book Awards, Mrs. Teresa R. Kemp with her family's Silk Log Cabin Pattern 19th Century Quilt,    National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta Central Library, Atlanta GA, Coretta Scott King Book Awards, Pre-K group activities

Don't stand on the sideline get
engaged in your family or community.

Call us today at (803) 618-2250

to book your Exhibit or Program!

Patrons at the exhibits are from many disciplines and courses of study. Communications, printmaking, history, Education, English as a second Language, Biology, Natural sciences, Religion, Foreign Languages Political Science,  math, film making to name a few.    Drums were used with textiles as a form of communication in West Africa. We have many forms of non-verbal communication in the UGRR Secret Quilt Code Museum Traveling Exhibits.

Oct.. 2011 GA Quilt Show patrons view the textiles in the UGRR Secret Quilt Code Museum Traveling Exhibit,

 For more information view our
Traveling Exhibit Page

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