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Elizabeth Freeman ("Mumbet")

Elizabeth Freeman (`Mumbet`) Miniature portrait, watercolor on ivory
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[ This description is from the project: MHS 225th Anniversary ]

This watercolor-on-ivory miniature portrait was painted by Susan Anne Livingston Ridley Sedgwick in 1811. Its subject is Elizabeth Freeman, known as "Mumbet," a slave who sued for her freedom in 1783 and set the legal precedent for the abolition of slavery in Massachusetts.