Q & Abe


Wait, she's black?

Season 3, Ep. 1

In this episode, we're digging into a question a fifth grade student asked about Elizabeth Keckly, a formerly enslaved woman who became a renowned dressmaker to Mrs. Lincoln. Encounters along the way include colorism, the term "mulatto," racial passing, and Carolus Linnaeus. Come along with us!


A.B. Wilkinson

Jennifer Fleischner

Karen Grigsby Bates

Nina Jablonski