Diane T. Brown was born in Brownsville, Tennessee. She retired from the United States Department of Homeland Security in 2013 after working 29 years at that agency and its predecessor, the United States Department of Immigration and Naturalization. She also was the dietitian at St. Augustine’s College, Raleigh, North Carolina, from 1964 to 1966. Ms. Brown is a 1964 graduate of Tuskegee University and has an avid interest in local (Baltimore, Maryland area) history.
Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley is best known as Mary Lincoln’s dressmaker and confidant and as the author of Behind the Scenes By Elizabeth Keckley, Formerly a Slave, But More Recently Modiste, and Friend to Mrs. Abraham Lincoln, Or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in … Read MoreElizabeth Hobbs Keckley (1818-1907)