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Elizabeth Keckley. Alexis Antoine Clyde Bell Jasmine Wade Annessa Young. Background. Elizabeth Hobbs- Keckley Born: Dinwiddie Court-House, Virginia in 1818 Parents: George and Agnes Hobbs; slaves Lizzie's skills as a seamstress were taught to her by her mother during her childhood. .

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elizabeth keckley

Elizabeth Keckley

Alexis Antoine

Clyde Bell

Jasmine Wade

Annessa Young

background
Background
  • Elizabeth Hobbs-Keckley
  • Born: Dinwiddie Court-House, Virginia in 1818
  • Parents: George and Agnes Hobbs; slaves
  • Lizzie's skills as a seamstress were taught to her by her mother during her childhood.
what is the author s purpose
What is the Author’s Purpose?
  • To eliminate media criticism.
  • To show the real relationship between herself and Mrs. Lincoln.
what specific aspect of slavery does this narrative highlight
What specific aspect of slavery does this narrative highlight?
  • Master/ Slave relationship
  • Anti-slavery argument
what is the author s argument
What is the Author’s Argument?
  • The slave narrative is Elizabeth Keckley’s argument.
  • She used her narrative to back up what really happened in her life.
who is the intended audience
Who is the intended audience?
  • The people of the 19th century.
  • Those for slavery and people for segregation.
  • The Lincoln’s.
  • The media.
  • Keckley’s family and friends.
doubts of authenticity
Doubts of Authenticity
  • How can a former slave work for and become associated with the President and his family?
who endorses this narrative what is the history between the endorser and the endorsee
Who endorses this narrative? What is the history between the endorser and the endorsee?
  • Fredrick Douglass endorses the narrative.
  • They were associates.
works cited
Works Cited
  • Associated Press. The Lincolns. Web. 27 Feb. 2011. <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/03/AR2008070302733.html>
  • Bravo, Jesse. Frederick Douglass. Web. 27 Feb. 2011. <http://www.preservationnation.org/travel-and-sites/sites/southern-region/decatur-house/frederick-douglass-1.html>
  • Foote Wills, Thelma. Hoax of the lost ancestor Cheryl Dunye’s TheWatermelon Woman. Web. 27 Feb. 2011. <http://www.ejumpcut.org/archive/jc49.2007/WatermelonWoman/index.html>
  • No author. Mary Todd Lincoln. Web. 27 Feb. 2011. <http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_udDJEka-avM/S2Ar8Okfs9I/AAAAAAAAAg4/D4j_OOqOY4I/S269/keckley.jpg>
  • Walker, Duncan. Abolishing Slavery. Web. 27 Feb. 2011. <http://www.britsattheirbest.com/freedom/f_abolishing_slavery.htm>