40: The Case of Mumbet Aka Elizabeth Freeman

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This week, JV & Keyerra will be discussing the case of Elizabeth Freeman, also known as Bet or MumBet. She was the first enslaved African American 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 legacy has had a lasting impression on the Berkshires, and good work is done in her name every single day.

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Important Links & Sources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Freeman
https://www.elizabethfreemancenter.org/who-we-are/elizabeth-freeman/
http://www.blackpast.org/aah/freeman-elizabeth-mum-bett-1742-1829
http://hiddenwomen.org/website/author/admin/
https://twitter.com/historicalfirst Tammy Denease
http://www.multiculturalbridge.org
Berkshire Mosaic: http://a.co/fak0CI3