Emancipation Quilt arrives in Centreville
Dr. Joan Gaither presented the Sesquicentennial 1864 Slave Emancipation Quilt to a small audience at the Kennard High School African American Cultural Heritage Center in Centreville on Thursday, May 11. Each county in Maryland, plus Baltimore City, created a square that was added to the emancipation quilt for its creation. The quilt has been moving from county to county on display since the 150 anniversary of the emancipation of Maryland in 2014. The quilt will be in the building until the end of the month and then will travel to Easton. Clayton Washington, president of the Kennard Alumni Association, said small groups can contact him to see the quilt and he will open the building as it is only open to the public during events and the first Saturday of the month.