Elizabeth ” Mumbet ” Freeman First New Afrikan/Black Person To Sue For Freedom out of Slavery and Won — newafrikan77

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. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling, in Freeman’s favor, found slavery to be inconsistent with the 1780 Massachusetts State Constitution. Her suit, Brom and Bett v. Ashley (1781), was […]

via Elizabeth ” Mumbet ” Freeman First New Afrikan/Black Person To Sue For Freedom out of Slavery and Won — newafrikan77

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