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Angelina Grimké


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Angelina Emily Grimké Weld (20 February 1805 – 26 October 1879) was an American political activist, abolitionist and supporter of the women's suffrage movement.

Grimké was born in Charleston, South Carolina, to John Faucheraud Grimké, an aristocratic Episcopalian judge, planter, lawyer, politician, slaveholder, Revolutionary War veteran and distinguished member of Charleston society. In... more »

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  • ''I have not placed reading before praying because I regard it more important, but because, in order to pray aright, we must understand what we are praying for.''
    Angelina Grimké (1805-1879), U.S. abolitionist, feminist. repr. In The Oven Birds: American Women on Womanhood 1820-1920, ed. Gail Parker (1972). "App...
  • ''One who is a slaveholder at heart never recognizes a human being in a slave.''
    Angelina Grimké (1805-1879), U.S. abolitionist. As quoted in American Slavery As It Is, by Theodore D. Weld (1839). Said on April 6, 1839. The dau...
  • ''Women ought to feel a peculiar sympathy in the colored man's wrong, for, like him, she has been accused of mental inferiority, and denied the privileges of a liberal education.''
    Angelina Grimké (1805-1879), U.S. abolitionist and feminist. As quoted in The Grimke Sisters from South Carolina, ch. 10, by Gerda Lerner (1967). ...
  • ''Can you not see that women could do and would do a hundred times more for the slave, if she were not fettered?''
    Angelina Grimké (1805-1879), U.S. abolitionist and feminist. As quoted in The Grimke Sisters from South Carolina, ch. 12, by Gerda Lerner (1967). ...
  • ''We Abolition Women are turning the world upside down.''
    Angelina Grimké (1805-1879), U.S. abolitionist and feminist. As quoted in The Grimke Sisters from South Carolina, ch. 1, by Gerda Lerner (1967). S...
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