Category: BIPOC

1818-1907 – Elizabeth Keckley

Elizabeth Keckley, a remarkably successful dressmaker, built her career upon exacting technical standards, graceful clean lines, and an understanding of Parisian fashionable trends. She is well known for her work for the political elite of Washington DC, particularly for Mary Todd Lincoln. Keckley was one of the first African American women to publish a book and was an impassioned activist who created a relief organization for newly freed enslaved persons.

Loading

Recent Essays

  • Akwete
    In 19th century, 20th century, A, Africa, term definition
  • cochineal dyes
    In 14th century, 15th century, 16th century, 17th century, 18th century, Americas, C, term definition
  • wampum
    In 17th century, 18th century, 19th century, Americas, term definition, W
  • moccasins
    In 19th century, Americas, M, term definition
  • labret
    In 14th century, 15th century, 16th century, Africa, Americas, L, term definition

Twitter