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My name is Angelina Grimke. I was the daughter of a wealthy slave owner and judge. I am the youngest of 14 children in my family. I was born in Charleston on February 20, 1805.
. Me and my sister, Sarah, are home-schooled and we absolutely hate it because of the limited learning and the “role” that we are supposed to play in the outside world. Me and my sister were both deeply devout and disturbed by our primary experience of slavery.
In 1821 I began attending Quaker Meetings in Charleston. Because my parents didn’t want to discuss slavery with me I left to go with Sarah in a Quaker colony in Pennsylvania. My sister and I joined several charitable and religious work while we become more engrossed in the antislavery movement. In 1835 I joined the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society
The year I joined the P.F.A.S., I wrote a letter to William Lloyd Garrison, the leader of abolitionists because of the attack on him in Boston. I felt sympathy for him and abolition. He then published my letter in The Liberator, pretty soon everyone knew who I was and I became linked to the society to abolitionists. One year after that I wrote An Appeal to the Christian Women of the South, it was published by the American anti-slavery society.
I accepted a position to speak to small groups of women in the New York City area. In 1837 my sister and I had a speaking tour of New England that caused problems for some people. Because of this, Sarah and I vigorously defended women’s rights to speak in public.
A hostile mob burned down the hall two days after my wedding with Theodore Weld, who was another abolitionist.There were many disagreements in our ideas and some people refused to listen to us at times just because there were women speaking.
I am proud to say that I made a positive impact of being the first woman to address a legislative body when I testified in front of a committee of the Massachusetts antislavery cause.
I started a school with Theodore and Sarah that taught of people that helped us in the antislavery movement.
The person that is mentioned in my biography is Theodore Weld because he is my husband.
Of course I agreed! That’s how my husband and I met!
Writing – Is important and everyone should have the opportunity to learn it.Oratory (speaking) – I used it a lot.Religious Institutions – Devout should encourage equalityPolitical Action – Blacks and women can participate in themEconomic Action – The economically powered citizens shouldn’t have all the powerBreaking Law – Unnecessary, we can resolve things peacefullyViolence – No one should take part in itKilling – I do not condone such a thingAttitude Towards Race and Gender – All men and women of any color are created equally
Can you not see that women could do and would do a hundred times more for the slave, if she were not fettered?
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.
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Great info, Angelina, and solid quotes ... any other images to add, besides you?