Martha Ann Ricks

MARTHA ANN RICKS, born a Slave, in TN, about 1817. At 13, she and her family were returned to Africa by the Tennessee Colonization Society who felt free blacks should not be allowed to remain in N. America. Inspired by Queen Victoria’s stance on Slavery, Ricks was determined to make a quilt for the Queen. Over twenty five years, she worked on the cotton silk quilt. At age 76, she sailed to England and was presented at court on July 16, 1892, presenting her quilt to the Queen.



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