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Elizabeth Keckly: From Slavery to the White House

She was enslaved at birth, but became the first lady's favorite dressmaker and the author of a sensational memoir that shocked the American public. So who was Elizabeth Keckly? Learn more about the extraordinary life of Elizabeth Keckly in this short video.

For more information about Slavery in the President's Neighborhood, click here.

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This video was produced in partnership with UNTOLD: Untold is a project of the Driving Force Institute for Public Engagement. Produced and distributed by Makematic with support from DoGoodery. Click here to learn more.

For more information about Elizabeth Keckly, visit the National Park Service website for Ford’s Theatre. Click here.

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