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AFRICANGLOBE - One of Massachusetts’ most important historical figures, former slave Elizabeth Freeman, was honored at the State House in Boston. Freeman, formerly known as Mum Bett, was one of the first enslaved Blacks in Massachusetts to file a “freedom suit” and win in court under the 1780 state constitution.
AFRICANGLOBE - As with Black History Month, the focus on already well-known figures has been an ongoing criticism of Woman’s History Month. When it comes to Black women, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Ida B. Wells and Rosa Parks are on repeat.