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Jacqueline Tobin is the author of The Tao Women, and is also a teacher, collector, and writer of women's stories. She lives in Denver, Colorado.

Raymond Dobard, Ph.D., is an art history professor at Howard University and a nationally known African American quilter. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Underground railroad, Fugitive slaves United States Communication History 19th century, African American quilts Social aspects History 19th century, Ciphers History 19th century