Lately I’ve been researching Sarah Grimke and her sister Angelina. I was shocked to find out that Sarah, who wrote and spoke out strongly against slavery, grew up in a place surrounded by slavery. After some more digging I found out that when Sarah was a little girl she saw her Dad whip a slave girl. Little Sarah knew that what she saw was wrong, even though it was the way of life all around her. I know that rebelling against your parents isn’t exactly uncommon, but often on important issues you’ll follow their lead. Yet, Sarah Grimke held onto her deep feelings against slavery.
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It is amazing that Sara at such a young age she new wrong from right. Also check out this book called Not One Damsel In Distress collected and told by Jane Yolen.
You might want to check out her grand niece Angelina Weld Grimké: https://unknownplaywrights.wordpress.com/2019/01/18/angelina-grimke-weld/
Thank you so much! She seems really interesting.
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