Elizabeth Keckley

Elizabeth Keckley (HM2LZW)

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N 38° 54.161', W 77° 2.01'

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1818 - 1907

Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley (1818-1907), born into slavery in Virginia, was hired out as a seamstress. With money from clients, she bought her own and her son's freedom in 1855. She gained renown as a dressmaker after moving to Washington, where First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln became her frequent client and close friend. Keckley helped found organizations to assist formerly enslaved people, and later taught at Wilberforce University in Ohio. She rented rooms at various downtown addresses, including nearby 1509 L Street.
Year Placed2019
Placed ByCharles Bergen Studios, funded by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities Public Art Building Communities Grant and the Downtown Business Improvement District
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Date Added Saturday, October 19th, 2019 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323666 N 4307942
Decimal Degrees38.90268333, -77.03350000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.161', W 77° 2.01'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 9.6600000000001" N, 77° 2' 0.59999999999999" W
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