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Mum Bett Walk to Freedom

The Mum Bett Walk to Freedom will be held Saturday, August 21, 2021, beginning at the Colonel Ashley House, 117 Cooper Hill Road, Sheffield, MA and ending at the Sedgwick House.

The four mile walk follows the path of Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman who walked from the Ashley House where she was a slave to the Sedgwick House where she retained Theodore Sedgwick to help earn her freedom from slavery.

The walk is free, but attendees are encouraged to fundraise in advance of the event and bring their donations to the walk.

The event begins at 10:00 am with a proclamation read by State Representative Smitty Pignatelli, followed by a brief reenactment, followed by the walk.

The walking route is flat for the most part.

Proceeds will benefit an  African American focused non-profit.

For more information call (413) 429-6561.

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