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Basic Black | Episode | Elizabeth "Mum Bett" Freeman

This Black History Month, we're honoring the legacy of Elizabeth "Mum Bett" Freeman, the first enslaved African-American woman in Massachusetts to successfully win a freedom lawsuit in 1781. In Freeman's case, it targeted the state and she won in a ruling that proved slavery was illegal per Massachusetts's state constitution of 1780.

S2021 E15 | 0:26:46 | AIRED: 2/26/2022 |
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