Elizabeth Freeman

“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

Elizabeth Freeman portraitPicture from http://www.elizabethfreemancenter.org/who-we-are/elizabeth-freeman/

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!

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