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Williams, Ozella McDaniel. (active Charleston, SC, 1994)
 

Bibliography and Exhibitions

MONOGRAPHS AND SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

GENERAL BOOKS AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

ALDRICH, MARGRET, ed.
This Old Quilt: A Heartwarming Celebration of Quilts and Quilting Memories.
Voyageur Press, 2005.
160 pp., color plates throughout. A collection of previously published texts, both non-fiction and selection from fiction. Reprints the text "Hidden in Plain View" by Jacqueline L. Tobin and Raymond G. Dobard (pp. 56-66), the primary account of Tobins meeting with Ozella McDaniel Williams in which she recounted the "secret code" by which quilts were used to pass instructions to escaping slaves. Illustrations are mostly of unattributed quilts, only one by Essie Lee Robinson is illustrated. 4to (11 x 8.5 in.), wraps.

DOBARD, RAYMOND G.
Knowing hands: Binding heritage in African American quilts.
2001.
In: The New Crisis, November-December, 2001. General summary of scholarly research on African American quiltmaking by scholars Roland Freeman, Cuesta Benberry, Jacqueline Tobin and others.

TOBIN, JACQUELINE L. and RAYMOND G. DOBARD.
Hidden in Plain View: A Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad.
New York: Doubleday, 1999.
208 pp., color and b&w illus., chart of quilt symbols, glossary, bibliog. Foreword by Floyd Coleman. Essays by Maude Southwell Wahlman, Tobin and Dobard. Note: A number of Underground Railroad historians have questioned this oral account of quilt coding by Charleston NC resident Ozella McDaniel Williams, first published by Tobin. [Reprinted by Anchor Press in 2000 with an additional chapter.] 4to (24 cm.; 9.5 x 6.5 in.), cloth, d.j. First ed.