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Elizabeth Keckley - dressmaker to Mary Todd Lincoln

Updated Jul 31, 2020
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on Jun 17, 2020 7:57 PM
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Elizabeth Keckley- dressmaker to Mary Todd Lincoln. She was born into slavery and became a successful seamstress, civil activist, author and dressmaker to the First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln.
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AncientFaces commented on Jun 19, 2020
Elizabeth Keckley was born a slave and began working as a nursemaid at age 4; who persevered and bought her and her son's freedom; and who began a successful business & became seamstress to the Washington D.C. elite. Friend of the First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln, Elizabeth established a relief association that assisted newly found freed people in getting situated after the ending of slavery.
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