Angelina and Sarah Grimke
By: Isabel Wilson and Claire Peterson

Angelina

  • the youngest of 14 kids
  • in 1829 moved to Philadelphia

Sarah

  • the older of the two
  • in 1820 moved to Philadelphia

Background

  • their father was a wealthy judge
  • the girls lived in South Carolina
  • when they moved to Philadelphia, they became quakers

Accomplishments

  • they arranged a speaking tour in the northeast, visiting 67 cities
  • Angelina wrote a letter to William Lloyd Garrison, a publisher from an abolitionist newspaper, and he published the letter
  • Angelina wrote a pamphlet called Appeal to the Christian women of the South, which encouraged women to oppose slavery

Bibliography

  • www.gilderlehrman.org
  • pbs.org
  • http://streetlightmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Grimke-sisters-300x256.gif

Comment Stream

2 years ago
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Really good information!

2 years ago
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Both of our people moved from the North to the South to help fight slavery.

2 years ago
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I like it a lot! Good info!