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Ass, Head, and Life: @thesam. Winchester Dean.... 3x16 "And what do you think my job is now? You've saved my life over and over. You've sacrificed everything for me; don't you think I'd do the same for you?" Sam asked him. "You're my big brother, there's nothing I wouldn't do for you. I don't care what it takes, I'm gonna get you out of this. I'm gonna save your ass for a change." - ( 1 year and 1 day later" "I'm sorry Dean, I couldn't keep my promise." Sam choked out as he pushed out of the hole and picked up his shovel. He looked down one more time at the coffin that held his big brother and began to shovel dirt over it. He didn't speak to Bobby as he came over to help and Bobby didn't say anything to him. They shoveled dirt until the hole was filled. Sam took his shovel and tapped the dirt down and smoothed it out. He took a homemade cross and knelt at the head of the grave to push it into the ground and picked up a rock to pound it down more. Once he was satisfied it would stay in place, he dropped the rock and just stayed kneeling for a few minutes with his head bowed. "I'll always remember bro. Our memories will always be in my heart and I won't ever forget. You come back to me, you hear?" Sam whispered. He stood up and felt the fatherly hand Bobby placed on his shoulder and nodded to him his thanks. They turned and walked away as Sam cast one last look back over his shoulder. "See ya later big brother." βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž– supernaturalfacts supernaturaltumblr supernatural spn spnfacts dean thecw sam supernaturalfamily Castiel spn12 spnfunny jensenackles supernaturalfunny gifs samwinchester jaredpadalecki menofletters alwayskeepfighting deanwinchester spnfamily winchester cas mishacollins crowley supernaturalseason12 youareenough spntswscreencaps
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Blackhistory, Dumb, and Lawyer: SS Elizabeth Freeman (Mum Bett) summoned the courage to take her owner to court in a bid for her freedom. In 1781, she visited a lawyer and said, "I heard that paper read yesterday that says all men are created equal and that every man has a right to freedom. I'm not dumb." She succeeded--becoming one of the first victims of slavery to gain freedom through the courts and win; thus essentially ending slavery in Massachusetts. Great Read πŸ€“: Elizabeth Freeman was probably born in 1742, to enslaved African parents in Claverack, New York. At the age of six months she was purchased, along with her sister, by John Ashley of Sheffield, Massachusetts, whom she served until she was nearly forty. By then she was known as "Mum Bett," and had a young daughter known as "Little Bett." Her husband had been killed while fighting in the Revolutionary War. βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž– One day, the mistress angrily tried to hit Mum Bett's sister with a heated kitchen shovel. Mum Bett intervened and received the blow instead. Furious, she left the house and refused to return. When Colonel Ashley appealed to the law for her return, she called on Theodore Sedgewick, a lawyer from Stockbridge who had anti-slavery sentiments, and asked for his help to sue for her freedom. βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž– Mum Bett had listened carefully while the wealthy men she served talked about the Bill of Rights and the new state constitution, and she decided that if all people were born free and equal, then the laws must apply to her, too. Sedgewick agreed to take the case, which was joined by another of Ashley's slaves, a man called Brom. βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž– Brom & Bett v. Ashley was argued before a county court. The jury ruled in favor of Bett and Brom, making them the first enslaved African Americans to be freed under the Massachusetts constitution of 1780, and ordered Ashley to pay them thirty shillings and costs. This municipal case set a precedent that was affirmed by the state courts in the Quock Walker case and ultimately led to the abolition of slavery in Massachusetts. βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž– After the ruling, despite pleas from Colonel Ashley that she return and work for him for wages, Mum Bett went to work for the Sedgewicks. She stayed with them as their housekeeper for years, eventually setting up house with her daughter. She became a much sought-after nurse and midwife. βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž– ElizabethFreeman - MumBett HerStory BlackWomenInHistory BlackHistory History LestWeForget theblaquelioness

Great Read πŸ€“: Elizabeth Freeman was probably born in 1742, to enslaved African parents in Claverack, New York. At the age of six months she ...

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