The Civil Rights Movement led by African Americans used nonviolent civil disobedience actions that transformed the United States and became a catalyst for other national and international civil disobedience actions that followed. This movement started in the courts because African Americans wanted better lives that consist of equal opportunities in education, housing, employment, and transportation.
Many African American women made major contributions to the Civil Rights Movement. These story quilts created in African American traditional quilting design and construction technique, structured in the shape of a swing coat, illustrate their stories.
There are a total of 19 quilted swing coats created by Patricia Montgomery.
Patricia Montgomery - The Mentor Daisy Bates
The National Quilt Museum
Paducah, KY 42001