Sarah and Angelina Grimké

Sarah and Angelina Grimké were white anti-slavery activists from the south. The sisters disagreed with their parents' views of slavery. Angelina Grimké wrote the Appeal to the Christian Women of the South in 1836, which tried to inspire other women to act in anti-slavery. Even though this was directed towards southern women, it received more attention in the North. The sisters together wrote Slavery As It Is in 1839. This piece was critical to the anti-slavery movement. Sarah published the Letters on the Equality of the Sexes and the Condition of Women in 1838, which shifted into women's rights. Sarah demanded equal education and pay for women. Neither sister married, fearing being owned by their husbands. They said marriage in their time was just like slavery. Angelina did end up getting married, but would not promise to obey her husband, Theodore Weld, during their marriage ceremony. Weld was also an abolitionist, and agreed to Angelina.