A popular modern narrative is that America was founded by white men and that no women or people of color were involved in our founding principles. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) is working to dispel that misconception with his new book “Written Out of History: The Forgotten Founders Who Fought Big Government.”
Lee wanted to share amazing stories that were later left out of the history books. He joined Monday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program” to talk about forgotten heroes who were integral to America’s founding but were later marginalized and erased. He asserted that America didn’t begin the way that people assume.
Highlighting the heroine of one such story, Lee talked about Mum Bett, later known as Elizabeth Freeman, a black slave woman in Massachusetts who filed and won a freedom suit in 1781 based on the state constitution.