Past Quarterly Programs

November 16th 2014 Quarterly Program – “Mumbet”


Elizabeth Freeman, also known as “Mumbet,” is a little-known national hero, and a symbol of courage and spirit to all who strive for freedom. She was among the first slaves in Massachusetts to sue for and win her freedom.

Learn more about her life this Sunday at 2 pm at Austerlitz Historical Society

Sunday, November 16th at 2:00pm: Quarterly Meeting. Featuring local authors Jana Laiz and Ann-Elizabeth Barnes, and illustrator Jacqueline Rogers.

Our guest presenters will speak about the life of ELIZABETH “MUMBET” FREEMAN, as well as their collaboration on a history book for young readers: A Free Woman on God’s Earth.

Learn how this local African-American woman impacted the state of Massachusetts AND how two area authors and an illustrator took her story through the entire creative process and the business of publication.

Free and open to the public.

Click on the links below to learn more about Jana, Ann-Elizabeth and Jacqueline.


Jana, Jackie and Ann-Elizabeth on 11/16/2014.

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