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Teen Makerspace:
Quilt Squares

Close-up of vintage African quilt texture.

Thursday, February 15, 2024

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Price: Free

Ocean County Library - Jackson Branch

2 Jackson Dr
Jackson, NJ 08527
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Organizer:
Ocean County Library

Event Description

Learn about Black History in the United States through the lens of quilting. Then, sew your own square.

Quilting holds significant importance in black history, symbolizing community, resistance, and artistic expression. 

As a means of storytelling and preserving cultural heritage, it empowered the black community during difficult times of oppression. 

This event is intended for ages 12 to 18.

NJ Proudly Celebrates
Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual observance in February that celebrates the achievements and contributions of African Americans to American history, culture, and society. Established in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson; Black History Month reflects on the struggles, highlights the triumphs, and provides inspiration to future generations.

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