Elizabeth Keckley (1818-1907). Born in slavery in 1818. Bought her and her son's freedom. Worked as a seamstress in Washington D.C., where she met Mary Todd Lincoln. Was Mrs. Lincoln's personal modiste/fashion designer for six years. Founded Contraband Relief Association in 1862, to raise money for former slaves who had come to Union lines.Wrote an autobiography: Behind The Scenes
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