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The Bicentennial of Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley

The Burwell School Historic Site in Hillsborough is celebrating the bicentennial of Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley, a former slave who became a seamstress and civil activist, as well as a confidant of Mary Todd Lincoln. The Burwell School Historic Site brings important nineteenth century history alive for 4,500 visitors a year. From 1835-1857, this property was […]