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This article reminded me of medussa's son's HW

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  • FreeCurlsFreeCurls Posts: 4,408Registered Users
    thought this quite was funny
    ‘Historians Gone Wild.’ ”
    but I guess I'm missing something. Why does this remind you of Medussa's son?
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  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Posts: 24,963Banned Users
    FC...you don't remember the quilt assignment M~ had?
    We were discussing to think outside the box...lol
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    Ever since the sports thread wars I have sensed a special connection between [edit] & Wile. Like the connection oil has to water. I almost can't speak of it. Wait....my eyes are misting. ~asq
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  • FreeCurlsFreeCurls Posts: 4,408Registered Users
    ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.. I must have missed that thread. thanks Wile.
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  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    My brain is a little fried after a day with both kids at home. But I read the article and what I'm taking away from it is that the quilts and their codes are a myth. It's not based on historical fact. The quilts should be viewed as a work of art, nothing more.

    I'm definitely sending a copy of the article to M's Language Arts teacher. It's definitely interesting.
  • iris427iris427 Posts: 6,002Registered Users
    medussa wrote:
    My brain is a little fried after a day with both kids at home. But I read the article and what I'm taking away from it is that the quilts and their codes are a myth. It's not based on historical fact. The quilts should be viewed as a work of art, nothing more.

    I'm definitely sending a copy of the article to M's Language Arts teacher. It's definitely interesting.

    The authors of this book say that the quilting code was passed down as oral history in this one woman's family. But historians say there has never been any mention of quilting codes among slaves who were interviewed or those who wrote memoirs.

    I don't know--the article gives the example of Thomas Jefferson's relationship with Sally Hemmings, his slave. Her descendents always maintained that they were also descended from Jefferson. Historians dismissed their claims, but DNA evidence finally proved they were right.

    I think people in our society do tend to dismiss oral histories. But that doesn't mean the quilt code is true. It would be interesting if it was.
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  • melloweermelloweer Posts: 2,308Registered Users
    hahahaha that darn homework......


    That story is so that homework, I'm so an in the box thinker
  • mrspoppersmrspoppers Posts: 7,223Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    While the quilt story could have some basis in truth, there's no connection between it and Frederick Douglas. With everything that FD did for real, it would be silly to include it in the memorial.
    When are women going to face the fact that they don’t know their own bodies as well as men who have heard things?

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