She Inspires

Elizabeth Freeman (Mumbet)

01/10/2019 | 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: 01/10/19

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

Problems Playing Video?

  • Explore More

    Explore More

    Explore the stories of inspirational women from our community.

  • Share Your Story

    Share Your Story

    Share stories of the women who inspire you on Instagram! #SheInspiresMeWMHT

Underwriting Provided by Crisafulli Bros. and Godfrey Financial Associates