Belinda Sutton's Post-enslavement Petitions
Published December 14, 2016
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    After she became a free woman, Belinda Sutton successfully petitioned for compensation for her years of enslaved labor. This was one of many legal efforts of enslaved and formerly enslaved people to advocate for themselves in Massachusetts courts.

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