About mumbet.com

About this Site

Since 1999 mumbet.com is the official site for Elizabeth Mumbet Freeman, the first black woman to win her freedom in the USA. The webmaster lived in Housatonic and Great Barrington for almost ten years and became acquainted with the story of Mumbet, visited the grave, and quickly saw how important Mumbet's story is in US History and registered the domain.  This site has grown over the years and many have contributed to the knowledge of Mumbet by posting in a guest book as well as emails.  This version is a Joomla project which was begun in March 2011.  May you enjoy learning about this remarkable notable woman who without a doubt will become famous someday. Mumbet should be taught to children in school along with Daniel Boone, Davy Crocket, John Henry and other American folk lore heroes.