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        Mumbet

        In this segment from the PBS series Finding Your Roots, the story of Mumbet, is told. Mumbet was a female slave who, after hearing the Declaration of Independence read, decided to seek her own freedom. Kyra Sedgwick's ancestor, Theodore Sedgwick, served as Mumbet's lawyer and helped her ultimately win her freedom.

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