Quilt project meeting at Douglas Annex of the Champaign Park District. (L to R) Barbara Wysocki, Phillipa Kaplan, Linda Duke, Linda Neuman, Barbara McGee, Dorothy Moreland, Anna Wall Scott, Pauline Penmore, Mary McCoy.
On View
Jan 21, 1994–Feb 27, 1994

Covering our Heritage: African-American Quilts of Champaign-Urbana was an exhibit at the Krannert Art Museum featuring local quilters.

The local exhibition was a collaborative project. Members of the Douglass Annex Seniors helped to collect the quilts for the exhibition. A group of sixty sub-freshmen at University High School interviewed
the quilters as part of an oral history project under the direction of Barbara Wysocki and Philippa Kaplan, social studies teachers. Community Radio Station WEFT trained students in the use of equipment and helped them create finished programs from their raw interview tapes. These programs aired on WEFT and were available on headsets at the exhibition.


More on this exhibition is available online. Our thanks go out to eBlackCU for archiving this information  in 1994.

Project organizers were Linda Duke, director of education, Krannert Art Museum; Barbara Wysocki , head of social studies, University High School; Linda Neuman, station manager, WEFT Community Radio; Barbara McGee, director of senior programs, Douglass Center Annex, Champaign Park District; and members of the Black History Committee, Douglass Center Annex.