January 13, 2016 1:17 PM

Museum exhibit honors Raleigh seamstress who transcended racial barriers

Willie Otey Kay, from a prominent African-American family, was the most sought-after seamstress in Raleigh

Her dresses were coveted by brides and debutantes in black and white communities

Exhibit at the N.C. Museum of History will showcase her skill, talent and character

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