Sarah and Angelina Grimke: slaveholders turned abolitionists, the first American women to give public lectures and to advocate women’s rights. The third in a series of six episodes on important women in American history presented by historian Gerda Lerner. Sarah Moore Grimké (1792–1873) and Angelina Emily Grimké (1805–1879), known as the Grimké sisters, were 19th-century Southern American Quakers, educators, and writers who were early advocates of abolitionism and women's rights.
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