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The story of Elizabeth Forth: The First Black Female Land Owner
This video is about Elizabeth Forth, who was born a SLAVE in MICHIGAN. After a ruling by the Michigan Territory Supreme Court in 1807, she escaped to Canada. Later, she came back to Michigan to BUY Land. Built the Saint James Episcopal Church in Detroit in 1868.
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From slave in Michigan to first black female landowner in the 1820s, the story of Elizabeth Forth