Home Events History Constitution Day: The Story of Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman

Constitution Day: The Story of Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman

The Hendrick Hudson DAR Chapter will hold its first Speaker Series program of the 2022-2023 year at the Sheffield (MA) Historical Society. On September 17th in 1787 the US Constitution was signed in Philadelphia. Bearing direct relation to the Constitution is the celebrated Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman story, which transpired in Sheffield. Freeman’s bold actions, drawing on the 1780 Massachusetts Constitution, had a direct and momentous impact on the lives of enslaved African Americans in Massachusetts, and beyond.

Jennifer Owens, administrator at the Sheffield Historical Society, will tell the remarkable story of this local enslaved woman called Bett, or Mumbet, who made history because, when patriots spoke of personal liberties, she listened carefully. As a result, she understood her rights in the new emerging American government.

When the Massachusetts Constitution was ratified in 1780, ahead of the US Constitution, Bett fought for her rights in the Massachusetts court and won her freedom. That was to the benefit of all enslaved African Americans in the Commonwealth. Stories like hers eventually led to the 13th Amendment of the US Constitution in 1865.

The talk will be broadcast over Zoom on September 17th at 11:15am. Pre-registration is required; visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArduigpz4tGtYUl1inZumwiG86iq0flHOL to register.

Date

Sep 17 2022
Expired!

Time

11:15 am - 11:45 am

More Info

More Information
Category

Organizer

Hendrick Hudson Chapter NSDAR
More Information
QR Code

EVENTS

SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
Events for 25th September
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Xanadu

Mac-Haydn Theatre
Events for 26th September
Events for 27th September
Events for 28th September
Events for 29th September
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Xanadu

Mac-Haydn Theatre
Events for 30th September
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Xanadu

Mac-Haydn Theatre
Events for 1st October
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Chashama Fest

ChaNorth, 2600 NY-199 Pine Plains, NY 12567
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Events for 2nd October
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Xanadu

Mac-Haydn Theatre
Events for 3rd October
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Mens Yoga

Roots Holistic Wellness
Events for 4th October
Events for 5th October
Events for 6th October
Events for 7th October
Events for 8th October
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Events for 9th October
Events for 10th October
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Mens Yoga

Roots Holistic Wellness
Events for 11th October
Events for 12th October
Events for 13th October
Events for 14th October
Events for 15th October
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
Events for 16th October
Events for 17th October
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Mens Yoga

Roots Holistic Wellness
Events for 18th October
Events for 19th October
Events for 20th October
Events for 21st October
Events for 22nd October
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
Events for 23rd October
Events for 24th October
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Mens Yoga

Roots Holistic Wellness
Events for 25th October
Events for 26th October
Events for 27th October
Events for 28th October
Events for 29th October
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
Events for 30th October
Events for 31st October
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Mens Yoga

Roots Holistic Wellness
Events for 1st November
Events for 2nd November
Events for 3rd November
Events for 4th November
Events for 5th November
Second Saturday Hudson Gallery Crawl
The Ghent Playhouse
SDL + GHS, An Insurance Agency
Olde Hudson
Circle 46 Gallery
Victor Mendolia Real Estate
Susan Eley Fine Art
Robin\'s Nest
Window on Hudson

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.