Elizabeth Keckly documentary screening March 23 at BHM
3/15/2019, 6 a.m.
The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia is screening the documentary, “The Life and Times of Elizabeth Keckly,” about the enslaved Dinwiddie County native who became a seamstress and dress designer, bought her freedom and that of her son and moved to Washington, where she became a confidante to President Abraham Lincoln’s wife, Mary Todd Lincoln.
The documentary, directed by actor-director Tim Reid, will be shown 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the museum, 122 W. Leigh St.
Following the screening, historical researcher Elvatrice Belsches, who served as a researcher and writer on the documentary, will answer questions about Mrs. Keckly’s life.
The event is free and open to the public.
Details and registration: (804) 780-9093.