Program to focus on Keckly
Updated 11:50 pm, Saturday, May 11, 2013
The Kent Historical Society will present its next Sunday series program May 19 at 2 p.m.
Tammy Denease's series "Obscured Women" will be presented, with focus on Elizabeth "Lizzy" Keckly, a former enslaved woman who purchased her own and her son George's freedom for $1,200.
Denease will reflect upon Keckly's life as a slave and her pathway to becoming a dressmaker and confidante to Mary Todd Lincoln and an informal advisor to President Lincoln.