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Broken Shackles, Old Man Henson From Slavery to Freedom, edited by Peter Meyler, published by Natural Heritage/Natural History Inc., Toronto, 2001

Hidden in Plain View, by Jacqueline L. Tobin and Raymond G. Dobard, Ph.D., Doubleday, New York, 1999

The Last Safe House, by Barbara Greenwood. Kids Can Press, Buffalo, N.Y., 1998

Newspaper Articles:

A Look at area’s black history, Owen Sound Sun Times, by Ruth Cathcart, Saturday, July 26, 1997

Believed By Friends To Have Been 110 Years Lizzie Hall Hornby Dies, Owen Sound Sun Times, April 3, 1951

BME Church, Owen Sound Sun Times, July 25, 198?. (photocopied notes from article)

BME Church plans year of celebration, Owen Sound Sun Times, by Ann Kelly, 1987

British Methodist Episcopal, Church History Column by Ken Barker for the Sun Times, February 16, 1996

Clues in the Quilt, Owen Sound Sun Times, by Jim Algie, February 27, 2004

Committee plans to unveil cairn at 142nd Emancipation Day picnic in July, Owen Sound Sun Times, by Jonathon Jackson, February 19, 2004

Daughter of “Daddy” Hall Lived on Pleasure Grounds When Wild Animals Roamed, The Daily Sun-Times, Owen Sound, by Dorothea Deans, Saturday, August 24, 1940

Early Negro Families Who Settled in Owen Sound are Recalled by Ex-Resident, Owen Sound Sun-Times, by J.J. Pratt, March 7, 1935

Follow the North Star, Mosaic, April 2002

Former Slave’s Daughter Elizabeth (Hall) Hornby, 96, Born in Owen Sound, Owen Sound Sun Times, April 2, 1949

His black ancestor a source of ‘real pride’, Toronto Star, by Michael B. Davie, Staff Reporter, February 5, 2004

Little known of rich legacy, The Sunday Times (Owen Sound), by Phil McNichol, Sun Times Staff, January 7, 1996

Local Residents Mark 64th Wedding Day, Owen Sound Sun-Times, by Helen Pearce, August 9, no year available

Many Found Refuge Here When City Was Terminal of “Underground Railway”, Owen Sound Sun-Times, by Philomena Hurley, November 26, 1966

Memory Illumines Days for Samuel G. Harrison; 93 Years Old and Blind, The Sun-Times, Owen Sound, by Dorothea Deans, April 3, 1943

Owen Sound B.M.E. Church Monument to Pioneers’ Faith Altar of Present Colored Folk, The Daily Sun-Times, Owen Sound, by Dorothea Deans, February 21, 1942

Owen Sound Negro Girl Leads Her Nursing Class, The Daily Sun-Times, Owen Sound, October 20, 1949 (year of article uncertain)

Quilts hold coded messages for slaves, by Shaunna Bennett

Rediscovered history in our backyard, Owen Sound Sun Times, by Don Crosby, February 12, 2003

The Black Experience in the Queen’s Bush Settlement from Ontario History, 1996

The Queen’s Bush Settlement: Black Pioneers 1839-1865 by Linda Brown-Kubisch, Book Review by Deborah Quaile, Rockwood

Thomas Green at 82 Years Is Strong in Spiritual Faith—Devout Member of Church, The Sun-Times, Owen Sound, by Dorothea Deans, November 18, 1944

‘Town Crier’ Was Popular Means of Advertising in Owen Sound’s Early Days, Owen Sound Daily Sun-Times, Saturday, March 22, 1952

Veteran recalls pride of Canada’s all-Black battalion, The Sun Times, Owen Sound, by Elaine McCluskey, Wed. Sept. 12, 1984

Web Sites:

Africanaonline: http://www.africanaonline.com/slavery_introduction.htm

Beaverton School District: www.beavton.k12.or.us/greenway/leahy/ugrr/code.htm

City of Owen Sound LACAC: http://www.e-owensound.com/lacac/n-15.html

Dave’s Garden: http://davesgarden.com/terms/go/2186/

Diocese of Newark: http://www.dioceseofnewark.org/vox1203/vox21203.htm#quilter

Emancipation Celebration Picnic (Owen Sound): http://www.emancipation.ca

Home and Garden Television: http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/cr_quilting_blocks/article/0,1789,HGTV_3299_1374077,00.html

Hyperdictionary: http://www.hyperdictionary.com/dictionary/cairn

Maryland and the Underground Railroad: http://pathways.thinkport.org

Multicultural Trails of Nova Scotia: http://www.multiculturaltrails.ca/index.html

Nasa Quest: quest.arc.nasa.gov/ltc/special/mlk/gourd2.html

NASA Quest Learning Technologies Channel: http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/tubman/gourd1.html

National Geographic News: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/02/0205_040205_slavequilts.html#main

National Park Services, National Register of Historic Places: http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/underground/opugrr.htm

Ontario Black History Society: http://www.blackhistorysociety.ca/

Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, African Canadians -Historical facts and significant dates, Fact Sheet: http://www.gov.on.ca/MCZCR/english/about/f300102.htm

Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, News Release: Ontario Celebrates Black History Month in February, January 31, 2003: http://www.gov.on.ca/citizenship/english/about/n300103.htm

Ontario’s Underground Railroad: http://www.africanhertour.org

Queen’s University—Underground Railroad Quilt Code: http://educ.queensu.ca/~fmc/may2004/Underground.html

St. Mary’s University: http://www.stmarys.ca/news/2002/r0157.html

Study Guide for Tools of the Underground Railroad: http://eliot.needham.k12.ma.us/technology/lessons/allaboard/quilts.html

The Black Community in the History of Quebec and Canada, Some Missing Pages: http://www.qesnrecit.qc.ca/mpages/unit5/u5p99.htm

The Emmitsburg Dispatch: http://www.emmitsburgdispatch.com/2003/August/quilters.shtml

The Kennedy Centre Art’s Edge: http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/content/3501/

The University Museum: http://www.museum.siu.edu/museum_classroom_grant/Museum_Explorers/school_pages/Lovington/reenactments/quiltcode.htm

The Works of Uno Chiyo Prior to and Following World War II By: Tina M. Mendes. From the web site of Dr. George L. Pamental, Department of Management and Technology, Rhode Island College, Providence RI http://www.ric.edu/pamental/studentpapers/mendespaper.html

Other Sources:

Darling Nelly Gray Music Sheet. Words and Music by B.R. Hanby

Grey Roots Staff Person, Rosa Defrancesco, for directions to the facility.

Historic Owen Sound Downtown Walking Tour Brochure, produced by the Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee (LACAC) with financial assistance from Owen Sound Tourism & the Downtown Improvement Area (DIA), August 2000

Notes from the Grey Roots Exhibit: From Slavery to Freedom, supplied by Stephanie McMullen

Owen Sound Media Release: Owen Sound’s Celebration of Black History, February 9, 2004

Owen Sound Underground Railroad Guided Tour. Information compiled by Greta Kennedy. Produced by Owen Sound Tourism Staff, Jane Cunningham, and Barry Randall, Manager. 2002.


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