The Grimké Sisters, Sarah and Angelina Grimké: THE FIRST AMERICAN WOMEN ADVOCATES OF ABOLITION AND WOMAN'S RIGHTS by CATHERINE H. BIRNEY (Illustrated)

The Grimké Sisters, Sarah and Angelina Grimké: THE FIRST AMERICAN WOMEN ADVOCATES OF ABOLITION AND WOMAN'S RIGHTS by CATHERINE H. BIRNEY (Illustrated)

by CATHERINE H. BIRNEY
     
 

Angelina Emily Grimké Weld (20 February 1805 – 26 October 1879) was an American political activist, abolitionist, women's rights advocate, and supporter of the women's suffrage movement. Along with her sister Sarah, she fought for abolition both in public speaking and in writing.

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Angelina Emily Grimké Weld (20 February 1805 – 26 October 1879) was an American political activist, abolitionist, women's rights advocate, and supporter of the women's suffrage movement. Along with her sister Sarah, she fought for abolition both in public speaking and in writing.

"On one of several loose leaves of a diary which Angelina kept at this time, we find the following under date, "5th Mo. 12th, 1835: Five months have elapsed since I wrote in this diary, since which time I have become deeply interested in the subject of abolition. I had long regarded this cause as utterly hopeless, but since I have examined anti-slavery principles, I find them so full of the power of truth, that I am confident not many years will roll by before the horrible traffic in human beings will be destroyed in this land of Gospel privileges. My soul has measurably stood in the stead of the poor slave, and my earnest prayers have been poured out that the Lord would be pleased to permit me to be instrumental of good to these degraded, oppressed, and suffering fellow-creatures. Truly, I often feel ready to go to prison or to death in this cause of justice, mercy, and love; and I do fully believe if I am called to return to Carolina, it will not be long before I shall suffer persecution of some kind or other."

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ISBN-13:
2940016316529
Publisher:
Joanne Panettieri
Publication date:
02/22/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
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1,026,053
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