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Elizabeth Freeman ( c. 1744—December 28, 1829), also known as Bet or MumBet, was the first black slave to file and win a freedom suit in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling, in Freeman's favor, found slavery to be inconsistent with the 1780 Massachusetts State Constitution. Her suit, Brom ...

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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 sister, by John Ashley of Sheffield, Massachusetts, whom she served until she was nearly forty. By then she was known as "Mum Bett," and had a young daughter ...

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Oct 24, 2016 ... Meet abolitionist and former slave Mum Betts (Elizabeth Freeman) at Biography. com. Betts was the first slave to successfully sue her way to freedom.

www.elizabethfreemancenter.org/who-we-are/elizabeth-freeman

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 among the first slaves in Massachusetts to sue for and win her freedom. Born into slavery in 1742, she was given to the Ashley family of Sheffield, Massachusetts, ...

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Elizabeth Freeman was born into slavery in Claverack, New York in 1742. During the 1770s, she lived in the household of Colonel John Ashley of Sheffield, a prominent citizen who at that time also served as a judge of the Berkshire Court of Common Pleas. Colonel Ashley purchased Freeman from a Mr. Hogeboom when ...

www.womenhistoryblog.com/2011/02/elizabeth-freeman.html

When Elizabeth Freeman was nearly 70 years old, Susan Ridley Sedgwick painted a miniature portrait of her in watercolor on ivory. Sedgwick was the young wife of Theodore Sedgwick, Jr., whose father had represented Freeman in her claim for freedom from slavery under the Massachusetts Constitution of 1780. Elizabeth ...

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Definition of Freeman, Elizabeth – Our online dictionary has Freeman, Elizabeth information from American Revolution Reference Library dictionary. Encyclopedia.com: English, psychology and medical dictionaries.

wickedyankee.blogspot.com/2014/03/mum-bett-elizabeth-freeman-case.html

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 being one of the first to sue her master for her freedom. Elizabeth Freeman, more well known by the name Mum Bett, never learned to read or write. Any historic ...

www.mass.gov/courts/court-info/sjc/edu-res-center/jn-adams/the-mum-bett-case.html

Portrait of Mum Bett/Elizabeth Freeman. Click to see the full size image. Mum Bett was a slave in the home of John Ashley, a patriot who resided in Sheffield, Massachusetts. Assisted by Stockbridge attorney Theodore Sedgwick, Mum Bett brought a lawsuit against Ashley in which she claimed that her enslavement was  ...