Elizabeth Keckley’s life and experiences in St. Louis, MO and Washington, D.C. stich together many nuances of the fabric of African American life in mid-19th Century America. Born enslaved in Virginia, Keckley, through her own agency, was able to purchase her and her son’s freedom and establish herself as a sought- after fashion designer and successful business owner. Join Ford’s Theatre and the Missouri Historical Society to weave through the complexities of port cities, border states, urban slavery and freedom and the Civil War.
This interactive workshop will include ample opportunity for questions and discussion.
Participants in this workshop are eligible for certification of One (1) Professional Development Hour, upon request.
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