Elizabeth Keckley Speaks: “My Life in Washington”

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Elizabeth Keckley Speaks: “My Life in Washington”

See influential African American Elizabeth Keckley brought to life.  A little known leader, Keckley was seamstress and confidante to Mary Todd Lincoln.  This multimedia event will include a “now and then” slideshow of downtown Washington.
 
Performer, Ranger and Tour Guide Karima Hurt is an accomplished reenactor for the National Parks Service.  She has played a variety of roles for the Parks Service, including Sally Hemings and a WWII-era canteen girl.  She has also performed for the Nightly Spirits Pub Crawl, a popular tour of haunted places in historic Washington.  

The performance will be held on Saturday, March 26 at 1 p.m. in Room A-5, located on the Library's lower level.