Elizabeth Freeman Day
In August 1781, Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman successfully sued and won her freedom in Massachusetts.
MAAM's inaugural exhibition, Valkyrie Mumbet, and the following activities honor the life of this courageous woman. MAAM is partnering with The Trustees to salute Freeman and her important role in Massachusetts history to help abolish slavery. Learn about the Ashley House and hear about Freeman's historic legacy.
Tammy Denease – performing artist, storyteller, actor, and playwright – and Curatorial Fellow Michaela Blanc examine the heroic life of Elizabeth "Mumbet" Freeman.
In this conversation, Denease and Blanc discuss the importance of knowing our history, understanding systems of oppression, and recognizing the power of storytelling to give a voice to those who have been excluded from the historical record.