Black History Month | Write It! Day 6 | Behind the Scenes by Elizabeth Keckley

Elizabeth Keckley a former slave and master dressmaker does an amazing job of telling her life story in Behind the Scenes - Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House.
Official Summary: An autobiographical narrative, BEHIND THE SCENES traces Elizabeth Keckley's life from her enslavement in Virginia and North Carolina to her time as seamstress to Mary Todd Lincoln in the White House during Abraham Lincoln's administration. It was quite controversial at the time of its release--an uncompromising work that transgressed Victorian boundaries between public and private life, and lines of race, gender, and society.


This open and honest autobiography would be perfect as a film. I would love to see a film that unapologetically centers Elizabeth Keckley in her story throughout the entire film.


You can purchase a copy of your own here! The kindle version is currently only 55 cents!


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