They Called Me Lizzy: From Slavery To Freedom

News Story: September 7, 2008

Sacred Heart University will present a one-woman performance of They Called Me Lizzy, by The East Haddam Stage Company, of East Haddam, Connecticut. It chronicles the life of Elizabeth Keckly, an American slave born in 1818 who purchased her freedom and eventually became First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln’s dressmaker. The play will be performed at 3:30 P.M. on Monday, September 22, in the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts at Sacred Heart University. It is free and open to the public; no tickets are needed.

They Called Me Lizzy is sponsored by Sacred Heart’s Core Curriculum in its ongoing effort to address the “big questions” of life concerning the meaning of the human journey. For further information, contact Deanna Bradshaw at 203-396-8020 or at