When former slave Martha Ann Erskine Ricks fulfilled her dream of meeting Queen Victoria, sailing from Liberia to England in 1892, she took with her a special gift for the monarch.
Here is her story, in her own words, read by her descendant Florence Dennis-Huskin.
Images of Martha are courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, London.
Animation by Jenny Anderson.
Producer: Penny Dale
You can listen here to The Documentary: Looking for Aunt Martha’s Quilt.