Angelina Grimke Sisters And Women's Rights

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Just like Las Casas, Angelina Grimke and her sister Sarah are two very famous women that created history together. While Bartolome De Las Casas changed the Latin Community forever, these sisters changed the way Anti-Slavery was protested. They not only wanted to free the enslaved, but they wanted to end discrimination throughout the United States. The Grimke sisters were not just famous for their avocation against slavery, they were also among the first abolitionists to acknowledge the importance of women’s rights. These two icons were not separate from the other advocates because of their declamatory and legendary talents, nor their never-ending assurance of the causes of racial and gender equality. It was their first-hand experience within the institution of slavery. Other known enthusiasts such as the editor of “Liberator” William Lloyd Garrison and Theodore Weld (Angelina’s husband) could give a breathtaking speech on their ambitions to end slavery but they’re not able to testify to the impact on African Americans or their masters from personal knowledge.
Angelina was born to a very wealthy family. She was one of the 14 siblings to her father, John Grimke who was a leading judge in Charleston. If Angelina wanted to she could have lived a life of luxury; comfort was assured by the many trained slaves her family owned there to provide anything she may have desired. However, instead of living an exciting, social youth, Angelina wanted to change how Slavery was a part of the world. Like Bartolome De Las Casas, Angelina had witnessed suffering that was disturbing to her as a child. Among the slaves that were a part of her family, a young boy had walked with absolute difficulty due to the splitting whip marks on his back and legs....

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...a stepped foot in Charleston again she would be imprisoned. Back at the women’s convention in Philly feelings ran extremely high in the city. The crowd burnt down the building and ransacked the anti-slavery office, destroying all the records and books that were found; all because of rumors that had circulated about blacks and whites parading around the city hand in hand. Even though her Anti-Slavery career ended that evening, her and her husband Theodore continued to educate people as teachers. Equally to Las Casas, Angelina’s views on racial and gender equality are highly recognized in today’s society. Their accomplishments didn’t end when they died either, today they are listed in the National Women’s Hall Of fame! (Fame) Even though the Grimke sisters didn’t end slavery themselves, they did live to see the end of slavery and the rise of a women’s rights movement.
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