The generous donation of a quilt made by local quilter, Dee Witbeck, is providing the focal point for the Black History Month display at the Evart Public Library. Based on a quilt pattern titled “Underground Railroad” each block represents a stop on the trail which led from slavery in the South to freedom in the North. It was a perilous journey requiring bravery and courage from both those on the journey and those who assisted them.
Books on the Underground Railroad are available. They range in age and reading level from Pre-School to adult, both fiction and non-fiction.
Silhouettes on the windows represent famous African-Americans through the ages, and their quotes that still inspire us. Biographies of these and many others are available for the public.
This exhibit will be available for the month of February. Library hours are Monday-Friday 9:00-4:30 and the 2nd & 4th Saturdays 9:00-12:00