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review Mumbets Declaration of Independence 103 ☆ All men are born free and eual Everybody knows about the Founding Fathers and the Declaration of Independence in 1776 But the founders weren't the only ones who believed that everyone had a right to freedom Mumbet a Massachusetts slave believed it too She longed to be free but how Would anyone hEd to try Mumbet's Declaration of Independence tells her story for the first time in a picture book biography and her brave actions set a milestone on the road toward ending slavery in the United States. Title Mumbet's Declaration Of IndependenceAuthor Gretchen WoelfleIllustrator Alix DelinoisPublisher Lemer Publishing GroupPublished 2 1 2014ISBN 10 0761365893ISBN 13 978 0761365891E Book ASIN B00HNXBZSSPages 32Genre Children's Fiction Tags Historical Fiction Colonial African AmericaOverall Rating Very GoodMumbet was a slave and as such was owned by Colonel Ashley of Berkshire County Massachusetts she did not even have a proper name Mrs Ashley treated her badly Always calling her useless or dumb but Mumbet was neither When the colonist would meet at Colonel Ashley's home to discuss the their unhappiness with the Kings laws and decided to go to war and declare their independence from England All that they said Mumbet heard Words like freedom and independence is the right of a people During the war of independence she dreamed of just one moments freedom When the war ended she went to the same lawyer r Sedgwick who use to come to the Colonels home and told him she was free as well After all the Constitution was now law and it stated that all people are born free and eual Mr Sedgewick agreed to take it to court and see if Mumbet was really free Follow along and learn what became of Mumbet A real person who lived long ago Only letters and journal entries tell her story Mumbets Declaration of Independence tell of her life hopes dreams intelligence and determination to know true freedom Read her story to know if her dreams come true This wonderful story is an inspiration of hope and a reminder that we need to treat everyone with respect and eually The illustrations are very well done and portray the story beautifully I hope you find Mumbet's story as much as I did Pick up a copy for yourself and anyone looking to learn about

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Edom Mumbet a Massachusetts slave believed it too She longed to be free but how Would anyone help her in her fight for freedom Could she win against her owner the richest man in town Mumbet was determin. Owned by the most powerful man in Berkshire County Massasschusetts Colonel John Ashley Mumbet overheard men at the Ashley house talking about freedom and euality She secretly attended a town meeting where the Massachusetts Constitution was discussed Then she went to see the lawyer Theodore Sedgwick who was at the Ashley house She states that based on the new constitution she is free and eual Unsure at first Mr Sedgwick took her case to court and won “ and for the rest of her long life she lived free as a river and strong as a mountain” Includes an author’s note and bibliography for further reading

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Mumbets Declaration of IndependenceAll men are born free and eual Everybody knows about the Founding Fathers and the Declaration of Independence in 1776 But the founders weren't the only ones who believed that everyone had a right to fre. I loved this story about a slave trying to get independence because of the constitution I thought it was a great story I did not enjoy the artwork too much I thought it made the faces look a little scary but the story was powerful