Sarah Moore Grimké was born in 1792 into a well-known family in Charleston, South Carolina who owned slaves; not like some of the other children who were raised around slavery, Sarah was sickened by the sight of how slaves were treated and the idea of slavery. About thirteen years later, Angelina Grimké was born and felt the same as her sister, when it came to slavery. In 1830s, the two sisters began to speak publicly about abolitionism; in the form of speeches, books, and letters. The older Grimké sister published a book titled Epistle to the Clergy of the Southern States, where addresses a clergy as a southern woman speaking to other southerners about abolishing slavery; because it was against what God would want. “Slavery has disrobed him of royalty, put on him the collar and the chain, and trampled the image of God in the dust,” (Grimké 2); ...
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