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"A Free Woman On God's Earth" The True Story of Elizabeth Mumbet Freeman

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The true story of Elizabeth Mumbet Freeman, the enslaved woman who sued for her freedom in 1781, based on the Massachusetts Constitution and the law stating "All men are created free and equal..." and won. Her case paved the way for the abolition of slavery in 1783 in Massachusetts 80 years before the Emancipation Proclamation. A true American hero and Founding Mother.

Co-authors Jana Laiz and Ann-Elizabeth Barnes, and illustrator Jacqueline Rogers brings Mumbet's story to life.