The Quilt Speaks highlights the ingenuity and creativity of the people instrumental in helping guide folks from enslavement to freedom along the Underground Railroad. Using quilts and songs, they were able to share important messages that kept people safe along their long journey to freedom.
Children will delight in singing and accompanying themselves as they learn the languages of spirituals and quilt squares from a turbulent time in American history.
This is a complete musical program with songs, Orff arrangements, narration and visuals.
Dr. René Boyer, professor emerita of music education at the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music, is known internationally for her work in multicultural and urban music education. She has numerous publications, including Music Studio, Spotlight on Music, and Share the Music (McGraw-Hill). Her publications from Hal Leonard including Expressions of Freedom remain “must haves” in urban teaching situations. Out of the Mouths of Babes: Songs and Poems About Me (Archway) addresses diversity in the early childhood setting.
René received her BM and MM from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois, and her doctorate from Washington University. She has received many awards in music education and continues to travel throughout the United States and abroad to work with children and teachers.
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