Celebrating Black Female Freedom Fighters: Elizabeth Freeman

I didn’t know about this great hero until I visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture today.  Elizabeth Freeman aka “Mum Bet” (1742-1829) was one of the first slaves to file a suit for her freedom and win. She did so in Massachusetts along with another slave and that fateful decision would lead to […]

Celebrating Black Female Freedom Fighters: Rosemary Brown

Like Marie-Joseph Angélique, Rosemary Brown (1930-2003) also contended with a climate in Canada that was especially unkind to people of color. Just five years after she immigrated to Canada from Jamaica to study at university, she launched a lifelong fight against racism and sexism. A founding member of multiple civil and women’s rights groups, Ms. Brown […]