Sewing With Nancy

Nancy's Corner-Jennifer Chiaverini,Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker

Clip | 5m 21s

Jennifer Chiaverini presents her first historical novel outside the Elm Creek series. The heroine of this real-life story is Elizabeth Keckley, a dressmaker for President Lincoln’s wife, Mary. Born a slave, but with a strong will and dressmaking talent, Elizabeth was able to earn enough money to purchase freedom for herself and her son. She was also Mrs. Lincoln’s close friend and confidant.

Aired: 08/26/13

Rating: TV-G

Video has closed captioning.

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