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Today, nearly a decade later, the inspiring story of Mumbet, an enslaved African woman who lived in Sheffield during Revolutionary War times, is slated for the big screen. Owned by Col. John and Hannah Ashley of Sheffield, Mumbet served 11 patriots as they wrote impassioned letters to King George demanding freedom from the British. Mumbet, who could not help but overhear their conversations, took great interest in the Declaration of Grievances — which became the Sheffield Resolves, or the Sheffield Declaration, the precursor to the Declaration of Independence — a document whose sentiments, and their inherent irony, were not lost on Mumbet. After a particularly brutal incident where Mistress Hannah Ashley intended to strike a servant girl with a hot poker from the hearth, Mumbet put her own arm up to block the blow and was burned to the bone. When she finally healed, she realized she could no longer live enslaved and ultimately sued for her freedom; Mumbet became a free woman Aug. She graduated from Bennington College before moving to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of becoming a film director.
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The violent clashes that led to the death of Heather Heyer and the injury of dozens, and the sight of Confederate flags waving alongside Nazi flags, brought new urgency to the conversation about the meaning of Confederate symbols. Cities like Baltimore and New Orleans quietly sent their monuments packing. Descendants of General Robert E.