SARASOTA COUNTY – Educator Alice White will present “Secrets of the Underground Railroad,” a special program in celebration of Black History Month, from 1-2:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at North Port Public Library.
The family-friendly program focuses on the messages that were secretly conveyed to runaway slaves by using songs, quilt patterns and even the stars. It will include an overview of how the Underground Railroad operated and a display of quilt patterns commonly used to convey messages to runaway slaves. Participants will also learn a song that explains the importance of the “Big Dipper.”
“Secrets of the Underground Railroad” is for all adults and kids ages 8 and older.
Pre-registration is required by calling the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000 or online at www.scgov.net/library/calendar.
North Port Library is at 13800 Tamiami Trail, North Port.