10:26am

Wed December 5, 2012
History

Buying Freedom Through Dressmaking

Originally published on Wed December 5, 2012 10:30 am

The new movie 'Lincoln' explores the last months of Abraham Lincoln's life and sheds light on prominent figures of the time. One lesser-known person is former slave Elizabeth Keckley. She became a close confidante to Mary Todd Lincoln. Host Michel Martin speaks with professor Clarence Lusane about Keckley's contributions to American history.