How Former Slave Elizabeth Keckley Befriended the Lincolns

An excerpt from the memoir of a woman who bought her own freedom and became a dressmaker for Mary Todd Lincoln.

elizabeth keckley, former slave and dressmaker for Mary Todd Lincoln

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Behind the Scenes

By Elizabeth Keckley

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mary todd lincoln, who was dressed by Elizabeth Keckley
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Behind the Scenes

By Elizabeth Keckley