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Abolition Symposium: Angelina Grimké
October 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm| $5 - $75
Angelina Grimké (1805-1879) was an abolitionist and women’s rights activist who was born in Charleston, South Carolina. She was a member of one of the most wealthy and aristocratic families in Charleston as her father had been a captain in the American Revolution. As a child she of five Angelina was so distressed at seeing a slave whipped that she begged a sea captain to help him escape to freedom. In 1829 she gave up a life of privilege and went to Philadelphia to join her sister Sarah. Later on she was persuaded to join her sister in antislavery activity.
This program was funded in part by a Humanities New York Action Grant.