Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Elizabeth "Mumbet" Freeman

"Any time, any time while I was a slave, if one minute's freedom had been offered to me, and I had been told I must die at the end of that minute, I would have taken it-- just to stand one minute on god' airth a free woman--I would."

Mumbet  Elizabeth "Mumbet" Freeman 

 first black woman to gain her freedom in court in the newly formed United States


Julia Rogers Hamrick said...

That sure puts things in perspective, doesn't it?!

Diana Black said...

Oh, yes, Julia, it sure does. Hugs.