Based in Lawrence, Kansas, the African American Quilt Museum and Textile Academy's youth programming, established in 2004, explores the Underground Railroad and struggles for freedom stories via visual literacy and textiles.
Owner Marla Jackson has taught some 500 students how to research, design and showcase African-American stories through quilts and multi-media.The
Jackson is a nationally known visual artist recognized for her Story Quilts. She recently completed a term as artist-in-residence for Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka where she helpedstudents explore their African-American heritage. "I am particularly drawn to stories and images depicting slavery and freedom, specifically as it resulted from efforts of the Underground Railroad," Jackson stated in an April 7, 2013 article in the Lawrence Journal World.
Visitor Information: Currently not open to public.
Location: 2001 Haskell Avenue, Lawrence, 66044
National Park Unit: No
Ownership: Marla A. Jackson
Location Type: Program