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Elizabeth Keckly

  • Aired: 02/06/2014
  • 12:32
  • Rating: NR
Enslaved person Elizabeth Keckly was forced to re-locate to Hillsborough, NC as a teenager. Learn how these circumstances led her to buy her freedom and settle in Washington, DC, as dressmaker and confidante to Mary Todd Lincoln.
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