Angelina and Sarah Grimke
By: Mackenzie Cahalan and Courtney Hartkopf

Sarah was born November 26 1792, and Angelina was born February 20 1805. They were the only white people of their gender, who were born in the richer class, but rejected the life style. Sarah secretly taught slave children to read. They could never go back to their home, because of what they did. Angelina married another abolitionist, and Sarah moved in with them. They published a remarkable collection of newspapers called American slavery as it is: Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses. They used actual quotes of escaped slave, slave auctions, and other incidents, the reaction was shocking. They attemped to have ballots in 1870 but officials rejected them and other women. After the Civil War the sisters activism would switch to women's rights.  

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2 years ago
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I think that it's terrible that they were rejected because of their gender but I do think that their story is cool and you did a great job relaying it to the rest of us.😄

2 years ago
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I think its cool how they taught slave children to read 👻 😁

2 years ago
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I did not know one of them got married to a abolitionsist