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Elizabeth Freeman: First Enslaved African American Freed Under the Massachusetts Constitution of 1780

Posted By eBrandMe 734 days ago on Personal - It’s believed that Elizabeth Freeman, Mumbet, was born between 1742-1744, to enslaved African parents in Claverack, New York. Ruled in their favor, Mumbet and Brom became the first enslaved African Americans to be freed under the Massachusetts constitution of 1780 in Brom & Bett v. Ashley which was argued before a county court in August 1871.More

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