"Freedom On The Move: Rediscovering the Stories of Self-Liberating People" is a searchable database of fugitives of American Slavery. It is a collaboration of Cornell University, along with the University of Alabama, University of New Orleans, University of Kentucky, and Ohio State University.

Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman in Portland?!!

Many of us who have studied African American history in New England are familiar with Mum Bet, later to be known as Elizabeth Freeman.   While enslaved to a family in Sheffield, Massachusetts in 1781, she was the first to challenge the new state constitution, which proclaimed that “all men are born free and equal.” … Continue reading Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman in Portland?!!