MUMBET/MUM BETT FILM TREATMENT ANNOTATED]
by Gerald Kean, TigerTiger Productions
[AFRICAN AMERICAN BLACK STUDIES; ELIZABETH FREEMAN / MUMBET/MUM BETT FILM TREATMENT ANNOTATED] MUMBET [Mum Bett] by Gerald Kean, copy #5 (in pen in upper right corner), (agent) TigerTiger Productions, Weston, CT, registered with Writer's Guild of America-East, September 16, 1991, comb-bound, 8-1/2" x 11", 33 pages including cover page, unnumbered following page, and at back 3 pages of copies of handwritten pages from period documents with content relating to Elizabeth Freeman/Mumbet/Mum Bett, heading of page 3 is "The Story and Screen Treatment of Mumbet by Gerald Kean", occasional editing in ink of varying degrees throughout by Kean, on unnumbered page in front, "As is this dramatic, authentic account of MUMBET…a black slave who sued the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for her freedom…And the attorney who defended her case before the Court…", on page 5 inscription of Mumbet's burial site headstone, "Elizabeth Freeman, known by the name of Mumbet, died December 28th, 1829. Her supposed age was 85 years. She was born a Slave and Remained a Slave for nearly 30 years.", the names Patricia Neal and Oprah appear on early pages; ELIZABETH FREEMAN: 1744-1829, also known as Bet, Mum Bett, or MumBet, was the first enslaved African American to file and win a freedom suit in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling, in Freeman's favor, found slavery to be inconsistent with the 1780 Massachusetts State Constitution. Her suit, Brom and Bett v. Ashley (1781), was cited in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court appellate review of Quock Walker's freedom suit. When the court upheld Walker's freedom under the state's constitution, the ruling was considered to have implicitly ended slavery in Massachusetts. (wikipedia) /// CONDITION: near fine, negligible wear, light were at lower inside corners of first few pages with one word partly effaced on one page. keywords: women's studies, emancipation law, Black studies, abolitionism
- Bookseller Henry Berry, books/ephemera (US)
- Format/Binding Comb-bound manuscript
- Book Condition Used
- Quantity Available 1
- Publisher TigerTiger Productions
- Place of Publication Weston, CT
- Date Published 1991
- Size 8-1/2" x 11"
- Keywords women’s studies, emancipation law, Black studies, abolitionism
- Size 8-1/2" x 11"