What we know
Daughter of Missy Vernon and Robert Vernon
Miss Keeperly taught Freedom how to scrap.
My grandmother, Laura told her, told me of
the patterns she used to hang on her picket
fence—right above Cairo, overlooking the
A log cabin crossing: a safe place to stay.
A wagon wheel turning: roll far away.
A drunkard’s path weaving: avoid patrols in any way.
Ivy told her that freedom’s language was much more
dense and could never be held to a simple pattern.
Portal caption and links
A quilt showing common underground railroad patterns to the path of freedom.
Red Birch Pitkin
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