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Elizabeth Freeman


Elizabeth Freeman ( c. 1744—December 28, 1829), also known as Bet or Mum Bett, was the first black slave to file and win a freedom suit in Massachusetts.

Elizabeth Freeman - Elizabeth Freeman Center


Elizabeth Freeman, also known as “Mumbet” or “Bet,” is a little-known national hero, and a symbol of courage and spirit to all who strive for freedom. She was ...

Liberty's Kids . Archive . Elizabeth Freeman


1742 - 1829. She was born to enslaved parents in New York and sold as an infant, along with her sister, to John Ashley of Sheffield, Massachusetts.

Elizabeth Freeman | History of American Women


Feb 11, 2011 ... Black History Month: Massachusetts Slave. Mum Bett was among the first black slaves in Massachusetts awarded freedom in court under the ...

Wicked Yankee: Mum Bett - The Elizabeth Freeman Case


Mar 31, 2014 ... In fact, one of the most famous New England slaves was a woman named Elizabeth Freeman who is well known for her fighting spirit and for ...

Slavery in New England : Elizabeth Freeman - Stockton University


Apr 26, 2006 ... Elizabeth "Mumbet" Freeman: Many Special Names for a Woman of Courage An Essay by Denise Kaminsky. Elizabeth Freeman is "Universally ...

Elizabeth Freeman (Mum Bett) | - Walter Hoye - WordPress.com


Nov 11, 2013 ... Elizabeth Freeman (Mum Bett), in early life known as Bett and later Mum ... echoed in the most famous line of Thomas Jefferson's Declaration of ...

African Americans and the End of Slavery in Massachusetts


Elizabeth Freeman ("Mumbet") was born a slave around 1742. ... In one famous incident, she single-handedly defended the Sedgwick house from a small mob ...

Mumbet - Massachusetts Historical Society


... novel and by 1835, she was the most famous female author in the country. ... Sedgwick was very close to her nurse, Elizabeth "Mumbet" Freeman, and this ...



Elizabeth "Mumbet" Freeman is not mentioned in the publication Notable American ... will be a television mini-series, a movie and a famous American Folk Hero.

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Mum Bett - Civil Rights Activist - Biography.com


Meet abolitionist and former slave Mum Betts (Elizabeth Freeman) at Biography. com. ... Famous People Born in New York · Famous People Who Died in United ...

Africans in America/Part 2/Elizabeth Freeman (Mum Bett) - PBS


Elizabeth Freeman was probably born in 1742, to enslaved African parents in Claverack, New York. At the age of six months she was purchased, along with her ...

Elizabeth Freeman: Fighting for Freedom | History and Culture | The ...


Feb 20, 2012 ... This story is about Elizabeth Freeman, who was enslaved in .... century and many of the authors of these famous documents were slaveholders.