She essentially ended slavery in Massachusetts by suing for her freedom in 1780

Elizabeth Freeman, also known as “Mum Bett” was born into slavery around 1742 in Claverack, Columbia County, New York.

Her owner, Pieter Hogeboom, gave her to Sheffield, Massachusetts, resident John Ashley when he married Hogeboom’s daughter Annetje. He was known to be one of the most prominent and respected men in western Massachusetts.

Zbigniew Brzezinski, US National Security Adviser to Jimmy Carter, Dies at 89

Zbigniew Brzezinski, the hawkish strategic theorist who was national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter in the tumultuous years of the Iran hostage crisis and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the late 1970s, died on Friday at a hospital in Virginia. He was 89.

Bulgarian Socialist Leader Elected Vice President of Socialist International

Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) chair Korneliya Ninova has been elected to the presidium of the Socialist International, her party says.

In a vote during the global body's meeting in Cartagena, Columbia, she has been picked by 150 delegates.

There are as many as 32 Vice Presidential seats in the presidium.

BSP's Ninova Nominated for Vice President of Socialist International

The chairwoman of BSP Korneliya Ninova confirmed that she has been nominated for Vice President of the Socialist International.

"Yes, I have been nominated. I was invited personally by Mr. Luis Ayala who is the Secretary General of the international organisation," stated Ninova and added: