Black quiltmakers have played a vital role in the illustrative expression of Black history and the development of American quiltmaking. In collaboration with the International Quilt Museum, we aim to share these important Black stories with all readers.
Over the past 200 years of American history, Black quiltmakers have channeled their creativity into works of art that focus on all sorts of topics. Quiltmaking has been a way to acknowledge and remember hardships, connect with communities, and celebrate Black joy! Explore a range of topics in the Black History Month reading passages contained in the reading comprehension lessons from ReadWorks & the International Quilt Museum.
International Quilt Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
You can visit the International Quilt Museum virtually or in Lincoln, Nebraska this Black History Month. Incredible collections, like Uncovering Black History: Quilts From The Collection Of Carolyn Mazloomi, are on display now!
Samuel Siegel, Marketing & Development Specialist