The Outrages Opening
There are firsts for everything . A baby's first step, a cats first meow, and a bird's first time opening their eyes. Have you ever wondered how slaves got their independence? There must have been someone who made the first step, and there was. Mumbet changed the rules for the generations of slaves that wanted their freedom. However, she did not only influenced the slaves who were tired of living their lives in cages, but she also holds the inspiring legacy . She would have fought for her freedom till the day she died even if she could only be free for just one minute. (1)Before I begin this research process I had no idea who Mum Bett was. When my history teacher recommended Bett,I did a double take because I thought she was saying mumbo jumbo. Since I had not heard of her and I am in highschool, I expected to not find that much information even though she was the first ripple in the massive wave that is the journey to independence. When I had a conversation with my father, who has been a history teacher for over ten years, about Bett he shook his head and apologized for having no idea who she was. At this point I was convinced I had picked the worst topic and none of my questions would be answered well. I decided to use Bett's story to try to see how she connected to what we are learning in history class. We have gone through an abundance of units and slaves have always been contributed in the history lesson. As we got closer and closer to current year's, I have been completely outraged on how the slaves were treated. In the Revolutionary war the British promised the slaves that if they fought on their side they could gain freedom. I was incredibly disheartened to find out the British did not have enough food to feel the slaves, so they had to let them go. Some ran and some had to continue back to a life of misery. Once I learned that story I realized I had chosen the correct subject to take on because I feel so strongly on everyone getting equal rights. If I had to pick a spirit animal I would definitely choose Bett. Elizabeth Freeman is the definition of an independent woman.