The Charleston Library Society will host a “Grimke Sisters” exhibit featuring books and archival materials relevant to the abolitionist sisters. The exhibit will be available for viewing during regular library hours.
Sarah Moore Grimke (1792-1973) and Angelina Emily Grimke (1805-1879), known as the Grimke sisters, were 19th century Southern American writers, orators, educators, and Quakers who were the first American women advocates of abolition and women’s rights.
Throughout their lives, they traveled to the North, lecturing about their firsthand experiences with slavery on their family’s plantation. Among the first American women to act publicly in social reform movements, they were ridiculed for their abolitionist activity. They became early activists in the women’s rights movement.