WAMC New England News
5:33 am
Mon August 21, 2006

How the end of slavery began in Massachusetts

Great Barrington, MA – Monday afternoon in Great Barrington, Massachusetts more than 70 people gathered outside the town hall, the former site of the Great Barrington court house, where on this day 225 years ago the slave Elizabeth Freeman, better known as Mum Bett, successfully sued for her freedom. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, attended a ceremony commemorating the event and has this report;