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FINDING YOUR ROOTS

Not a Dumb Critter

  • Aired: 04/08/2012
  • 01:50
  • Rating: NR
Kyra Sedgwick learns about the slave, Elizabeth "Mumbet" Freeman who, after hearing the Declaration of Independence, turns to Kyra's ancestor, the well-known attorney Theodore Sedgwick, to help secure her freedom.
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Kyra Sedgwick learns the interactions between her ancestor and a slave named Mumbet.
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