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Keckley, Elizabeth (nee Hobbs)

Born: 1818? AD
Died: 1907 AD.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Authors

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US dressmaker and slave

 

purchased freedom from slavery 1855

 

dressmaker and confidante to Mary Todd Lincoln

 

founded Contraband Relief Association 1862

 

wrote memoir "Behind the Scenes, or Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House" 1868


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