“Any time, any time while I was a slave, if one minute’s freedom had been offered to me, and I had been told I must die at the end of that minute, I would have taken it—just to stand one minute on God’s airth [sic] a free woman— I would.” — Elizabeth Freeman, aka Mum Bett
Currently, we are learning how brave people like Harriet Tubman helped to free slaves. But have you ever heard of Elizabeth Freeman? Freeman was a slave who lived in Massachusetts in the late 1700s in Massachusetts. Elizabeth Freeman sued for her freedom and won it in a courtroom!