A Life in Three Dresses: The Story of Elizabeth Keckley

Coming in 2021 – An original play about the life of Elizabeth Keckley written and directed by Shav’on Smith and starring Tenea Wilborn (pictured) as Elizabeth Keckley. Elizabeth Keckley was a former slave who became the dressmaker for Mary Todd Lincoln. Her autobiography is entitled Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House. 

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