Elizabeth Keckley: The Silent Couturier of the White House

By R. Kofi Bempong

Born into slavery, Keckley's early life was marred by hardships that would have defeated many. Yet, with a spirit as enduring as the fabrics she mastered, Keckley's nimble hands, which once labored under the oppressive burden of servitude, stitched together a future of freedom and distinction.