Grimke Sisters and their tour of New England

Angelina_Emily_GrimkeGrimke Sisters, just like their friend Lydia Maria Child, are also supporters for abolition of slavery and feminism, they are the first women to testify before a state legislature on the question of African American right. Their crusade, which was not only to free the enslaved but to end racial discrimination throughout the United States, made them more radical than many of the reformers who advocated an end to slavery but who could not envision true social and political equality for the freedmen and women.

Grimke Sisters hate the system of slavery since they are young, Unable to influence her family to free their slaves, Angelina joined her older sister Sarah in Philadelphia, where they became Quakers, and soon thereafter began to fight for emancipation.

Grimke Sisters are famous because they are known as the first woman to address a state legislature (Massachusetts in 1836), Angelina Grimke fearlessly traveled across New York and New England, speaking out against slavery at a time when women were scarcely seen and never heard in the public arena.

 

Resource:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angelina_Grimk%C3%A9

https://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/slavery-and-anti-slavery/essays/angelina-and-sarah-grimke-abolitionist-sisters

http://www.womenhistoryblog.com/2013/10/angelina-grimke.html

http://www.iep.utm.edu/grimke/

https://books.google.com/books?id=ojNfgcwpb-gC&pg=PA161&lpg=PA161&dq=Grimke+Sisters+tour+of+New+England&source=bl&ots=dhNfiXnoSj&sig=d1hYzXzM_HP1se4bejqhw5AlL2g&hl=zh-TW&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjTkfnmiJ3LAhXB3SYKHX2pB7MQ6AEIRDAF#v=onepage&q=Grimke%20Sisters%20tour%20of%20New%20England&f=false

 

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