Betsey Stockton (c. 1798–1865) was an African American educator and missionary born into slavery in Princeton, NJ. She gained her freedom at 20 and travelled to Hawaii, Canada and Philadelphia teaching and serving as a nurse. She moved back to Princeton in 1835 and spent the rest of her life enriching the lives of the members of the local African American community. There is a window memorialized to her in the Witherspoon Street Church, Princeton, NJ.
Major General George E. Pickett, C.S.A. Known for the futile "Pickett's Charge" across open fields at Gettysburg into the teeth of the Union artillery, he was blamed for the loss of the "flower of the South." Many men died that day including descendants of George Washington. Pickett never recovered as a result of this debacle.
Elizabeth Keckley was born into the life of a slave, but through strength, bravery, and more than a little business savvy, she would become a highly sought after dressmaker in the nation’s capital as well as a friend and confidante of the First Lady, Mary Lincoln.