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Born into enslavement in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Elizabeth Keckly purchased her freedom and gained renown as a dress designer to both Varina Davis and Mary Lincoln. Discover how Keckly became a confidant to Mrs. Lincoln, and helped to establish an organization dedicated to easing the suffering of newly freed people in contraband camps. With Elvatrice Belsches, Central Virginia African-American Genealogical and Historical Society.
As space is limited, reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by contacting Josie Butler at email@example.com or 434-352-5791 ext. 203. Come early to grab a drink and a good seat.