Elizabeth Key Grinstead wins her lawsuit gaining her freedom and that of her first son from slavery. Their argument was based on the fact that her father was an Englishman and she was a Christian.
Elizabeth Key Grinstead was one of the first persons of African ancestry in the North American colonies to sue for freedom from slavery and win.
Elizabeth Key Grinstead – Associated Links
- Elizabeth Grinstead (1630-1665) | The Black Past Remembered: http://www.blackpast.org/aah/grinstead-elizabeth-key-1630
- “The Case of Elizabeth Key Grinstead” | The Mary Sue: https://www.themarysue.com/elizabeth-key-grinstead/
- “Africans in America/Part I/Africans in Court: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part1/1p270.html
- “Elizabeth Key and Her History- Changing Lawsuit” | ThoughtCo: https://www.thoughtco.com/elizabeth-key-history-of-american-slavery-3530408
- “Elizabeth Key-Grinstead” | Slavery activist and radical women: https://elizabethkeygrinsteadresume.wordpress.com
- Elizabeth Kay | History of American Women: http://www.womenhistoryblog.com/2008/01/elizabeth-key.html
- “Elizabeth Key Grinstead: The Slave Whose Precedent Changed Virginia Law” | Black Then: https://blackthen.com/elizabeth-key-grinstead-the-slave-whose-precedent-setting-case-for-freedom-changed-virginia-law/