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.

The event, to be held at Kent town hall on Kent Green, is sponsored by the Roger Sherman Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.