The legal system can seem like a complicated tangle of arcane rules and loopholes, and it can sometimes seem like it is designed to confuse.
But it is possible, with the right application, for the legal system to rectify injustices.
Today we’re going to tell you about one instance of this, the story of Elizabeth Key, who in 1665 won her freedom in a court in Virginia.
Note from Among the Fray: Now that we have finished European History, we will be watching Crash Course’s Black American History series. An episode – in chronological order of course – will be posted with the morning news everyday.
“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X, O.A.A.U.’s [Organization of Afro-American Unity] founding forum at the Audubon Ballroom (1964)