Acknowledged by so few for such a long time….
Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman is not mentioned in the publication Notable American Women (1971), a three volume biographical dictionary which is the first full-scale scholarly work of its kind. Mumbet is not mentioned in Merriam Webster’s Biographical Dictionary (1995). She is not mentioned in the National Women’s Hall of Fame.
However, since 1999 when the mumbet.com website began, the internet has spread the word about Mumbet and her story and is being repeated all over the internet with very little acknowledged to mumbet.com for spreading the message about Mumbet. Very few web sites who acknowledge Mumbet on their websites will acknowledge that their source of information came from mumbet.com. Such is the nature of human beings. At mumbet.com we acknowledge where the source of the information we publish comes from, doing this longer than any other website that mentions Mumbet.
Acknowledged by scholars….
Mumbet’s rightful place in history is now being acknowledged by scholars, the media, websites and with the public in general. mumbet.com has been instrumental in this movement to have her recognized. For example, in 2014, biography.com lists Mum Bett (Elizabeth Freeman) and PBS acknowledges Mum Bett.
The mumbet.com website has changed to elizabethfreeman.mumbet.com which aptly describes her name. Of course, we still retain ownership of the domain mumbet.com.
Mumbet has been known in Berkshire County Massachusetts for a long time and her story is documented and researched by scholars and is the subject of several books. One day Mumbet will be famous, a household name, just as famous as Daniel Boone, Davy Crocket or John Henry. There is a movement to put her portrait on a stamp. Mumbet is in the Smithsonian’s NMAAHC! This site will help others to learn why Mumbet will be a television mini-series, a movie and eventually a famous American Folk Hero.