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Quilts by Daisy Anderson

On View Saturday, August 16–Sunday, October 12, 2003

Several quilts by African American quilt maker Daisy Anderson were exhibited in conjunction with the Freedom Schooner Amistad’s visit to Buffalo Harbor from September 10-14. A number of Anderson’s quilts incorporate symbols believed to have been used to convey coded information to slaves about safe havens and Underground Railroad sites on their journey to freedom. Also on display were four Amistad-inspired Poetry Quilts created by students participating in Liberty Partnerships and Upward Bound, two pre-collegiate programs at Buffalo State College.

Gallery Talk: September 4, Daisy Anderson discussed her quilt-making with Felix Armfield, associate professor of history and social studies at Buffalo State College.