... Mum Bett, who later changed her name to Elizabeth Freeman, knew about the Massachusetts state constitution. It had been ratified in
1780. Mum Bett had heard that it said that “all people were born free and equal.” She believed that “all people” included her and that
she had a legal right to her free ...
Feminism in France has its origins in the French Revolution. A few famous figures emerged during the 1871 Paris Commune, including Louise Michel, Russian-born Elisabeth Dmitrieff, Nathalie Lemel, and Renée Vivien (born 1877).