1781The Mum Bett, or Elizabeth Freeman, Case was tried.People and Communities, Events & Anniversaries, State Events, African American History

In a landmark court case tried less than one year after the Massachusetts Constitution was written, an enslaved woman by the name of Mum Bett was granted her freedom. The court determined that slavery was inconsistent with the Massachusetts State Constitution.

Massachusetts Constitution and the Abolition of Slavery | Mass.Gov. https://www.mass.gov/guides/massachusetts-constitution-and-the-abolition-of-slavery
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