Angelina Grimke Research Paper

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Angelina grimke & Sarah Grimke were some of the first southern women who spoke for slavery. The sisters were among a few of the most influential abolitionists during the 1800’s. The Grimke Sisters were one of the most high-class families, born and raised in South Carolina, one of the most slave populated states. Sarah Grimke the older sister was born in November 26, 1792. Angelina grimke the younger sister was born in February 20, 1805. They grew up with slaves for pretty much their whole lives, they knew about the whipping and the pain slaves went through every day. They didn't enjoy seeing slaves being tortured and they both attacked slavery at a young age. They believed slavery was a sin and god would punish people who owned slaves. They wanted to do something to help the slaves but there was nothing to do, so they moved away to Philadelphia to live with the Quakers, a society that also believed slavery was a sin. Angelina Grimke was invited to speak against slavery in New York and that was the point in her life where she was interested in becoming an abolitionist. Sarah was there to support Angelina through everything. In 1837 Angelina and Sarah went to New York for training sessions. The sisters accomplishments and hard work came out for the best, in 1864 slavery in the U.S was banned. The grimke sisters…show more content…
Soon after the wedding Angelina was preparing to speak at the convention in philadelphia's new hall. There were many angry mobs but angelina remained to stay calm. She said “ As a southerner I that it is my duty to stand up here tonight and bear testimony against slavery”. Angelina had later learned that after her speech the hall was burned down. Angelina felt that the mob had proved “the spirit of slavery was alive in the north”. Angelina and Sarah would help Theodore go through 1,000 of southern newspapers for a book he was writing about
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