Freedom Quilting Bee, Part 4

As business improved, the Freedom Quilting Bee moved its operation from the living room of Estelle Witherspoon to the Martin Luther King Jr. Sewing Center, completed in 1969. The co-operative has continued to develop new markets and products with long-term contracts with the likes of Sears-Roebuck and Ben and Jerry’s.


This video was produced by the University of Alabama Center for Public Television.

Photo courtesy of the Birmingham Public Library