UI law professor studies the slaves who sued for freedom

UI law professor studies the slaves who sued for freedom

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Sunday, November 3, 2013
Lucy Delaney

The movie 12 Years A Slave is about a free man kidnapped into slavery before the Civil War who later sues his captors in court; UI law professor Lea VanderVelde studies "freedom suits," lawsuits brought by slaves against their masters seeking their freedom before the war.

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