Grimké Family: from slave owners to abolitionists

Sarah Moore Grimké (L)
Angelina Emily Grimké (R)

 

Join us for a joint program with the East Fishkill Historical Society on
Thursday, February 15 at 7:00 PM in the Alley Room at the Library.

Light refreshments will be served. 

 

The Grimké Family: From Slave Owners to Abolitionists

Retired History teacher Mr. William Paden will share his talk on the Grimké family of Charleston South Carolina. The Grimkés’s were slave owners from the time of the Revolution until the Civil War. Two of their daughters, Sarah and Angelina, became the first female American advocates of abolition and women’s rights.
Sarah and Angelina were the sixth and thirteenth children out of fourteen total.  While they always had an innate horror of slavery and cruelty, their introduction to Quaker society introduced the sisters to gender equality and abolitionist movement.