Elizabeth Freeman

Old Parish Church

125 Main St Sheffield, MA 01257

Immortalized in bronze, a statue of Freeman now stands beside the First Congregational Church at 125 Main Street, facing the historic Sedgwick House. Theodore Sedgwick was the lawyer who represented Freeman and another enslaved man named Brom in court as she sued for her freedom. She would spend the rest of her life in his employ.

Photo credit:
Gillian Jones, staff photographer
The Berkshire Eagle