The Lincoln-Keckley Dress: Slavery, Women’s History, and Race

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History
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Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
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The Lincoln-Keckley Dress: Slavery, Women’s History, and Race

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This object-based learning activity revolves around a dress that connects the lives of Mary Todd Lincoln and Elizabeth Keckley, a popular African-American dressmaker who lived in Washington, D.C at the time of the Civil War. Students will learn how one object can tell many different stories.