Pre-Civil War Free African-American Women

Francis A. Gregory Library

Pre-Civil War Free African-American Women

civil warPlease join us on Monday, February 13, at 6:30 p.m. for a Black History Month Program about Pre-Civil War free African-American women.  The Female RE-Enactors of Distinction (FREED) will bring to life several African-American women who were free and independent before the Civil War. 

Come meet Elizabet Keckley, dressmaker for President Lincoln's wife, Mary Todd Lincoln. Hallie Q. Brown, an educator, author and reformer will also join us. 

The re-enactors will be dressed in authentic period costumes.