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Syndic Narrations September 2022 ~ Elizabeth Freeman

A NEW AMERICAN HERO ~ ELIZABETH FREEMAN

Known by the name of Mum-Bett.

died Dec. 28th, 1829

Her supposed age was 85 years.

Gravestone Epitaph Written By Charles Sedgwick

“She was born a slave and remained a slave for nearly thirty years.She could neither read nor write; yet in her own sphere she had no equal. She neither wasted time nor property She never violated a truth , nor failed to perform a duty. In every situation of domestic trial she was the most efficient helper and the tenderest friend. Good mother, farewell!”

 

August 21, 1781

 

Massachusetts Jury awards Elizabeth Freeman her freedom from slavery.

 

SLAVERY IN NEW ENGLAND

WRITTEN BY MISS CATHERINE MARIA  SEDGWICK (1853)

Narrated by Poet Kristine Doll

Salem State University, Massachusetts

PART ONE

PART TWO

PART THREE

 

Statue of Elizabeth Freeman Dedicated August 21, 2022 Sheffield Massachusetts

Rep. Pignatelli, Sheffield Historical Society announce plans for Elizabeth 'Mum Bett' Freeman monument - The Berkshire Edge

TEXT ONLY ~ “Slavery In New Endland by Miss Sedwick

 

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