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Somerset v. Stewart: Dawn of Abolitionism

How We Became America: The Untold Story

James Somerset was an enslaved man who was taken taken to London in the eighteenth century. His friends decided to challenge whether slavery was legal through the English courts - the result changed perceptions of slavery forever. (Runtime 2:44)

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