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Grimke Sisters
Updated: 9/14/2020
Grimke Sisters
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  • Angelina and Sarah's family were one of the first Southern settlers to arrive in South Carolina. The two had learned that slavery was the wrong thing at a young age. The sisters would make risks such as teaching slaves to read. Which their parent disapproved of.
  • When the girls got older, they moved to Philadelphia. The two joined the Anti-slavery association.
  • Philedalphia Anti-Slavery Associtaion
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  • One day Angelina wrote a letter to William Lloyd Garrison, an abolition news publisher. When he read the letter, he published it in the newspaper. Not asking Angelina's permission. The letter was read by everybody, and Angelina and Sarah's fame skyrocketed.
  • The sisters soon wrote two books. The book had been written to urge women to join the movement to abolish slavery,
  • The sisters had speech around Philedalphia. Many people had disagreed that women should talk.
  • The sisters continued to be women's rights activists till the very end, even attempting to vote illegally in local elections in Massachusetts in 1870
  • Huh?
  • They can't vote here!
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