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Elizabeth Freeman (Mumbet)| She Inspires

Clip: Special | 1m 4s

Abolitionist Mumbet (later choosing the name Elizabeth Freeman), who was born in Claverack in the 1700s, is a symbol of courage to all who strive for freedom. She worked as a slave in western Massachusetts until she sued for her freedom and won. Image courtesy of The Trustees of Reservations and the African American Heritage Trail, a project of the Upper Housatonic National Heritage Area.

Aired: 11/14/17

Rating: NR

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