Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Character sketch of Angelina Grimke for picture book on the (s)heroes of the women's suffrage movement, to be publ.d by Disney/Hyperion. Angelina Grimke and Sarah Grimke, South Carolina sisters, made history by daring to speak before “promiscuous” or mixed crowds of men and women. They "published some of the most powerful anti-slavery tracts of the antebellum era, and stretching the boundaries of women’s public role as the first women to testify before a state legislature on the question of African American rights. Their crusade, which was not only to free the enslaved but to end racial discrimination throughout the United States, made them more radical than many of the reformers who advocated an end to slavery but who could not envision true social and political equality for the freedmen and women. And the Grimke sisters were among the first abolitionists to recognize the importance of women’s rights and to speak and write about the cause of female equality." (Carol Berkin, gilderlehrman.org)  
Pencil, 2013.

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