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OUR STATE

Elizabeth Keckly/Great American Photographer

  • Aired: 02/06/2014
  • 27:01
  • 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. Then, meet Pulitzer Prize winner Matthew Lewis, who watched the defining era of the 60s and 70s through his camera lens and became a portrait of the American spirit.
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This episode features dressmaker Elizabeth Keckly and photographer Matthew Lewis.
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Our State. UNC-TV produces Our State in partnership with Our State magazine and with the generous support of BB&T.
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