The Grimke Sisters
THE BEGINNING OF CHANGE
In 1836 Angelina wrote an Appeal to the Christian Women of the South. This appeal was widely recognized by antislavery activist groups and the sisters were invited to the Agents' Convention of the American Anti-Slavery Society in NYC. They were the only women in attendance to the convention and they came to be known as the first women to join the antislavery movement.
THE MOVEMENT CONTINUES
The sisters continued to gain recognition through their speeches and continued to gain followers. Many people also opposed their movement and said that they were amazed at their audacity when calling upon groups of men and women to meet in one place. They would speak to crowds of nearly 1,500 about their antislavery campaign.
TROUBLE FROM THE CLERGY
THE CHANGE LIVES ON
After laying low for a while, the sisters retired in Hyde Park, Boston, Massachusetts in 1865 and both died there a couple years later.
Through the antislavery campaign the sisters not only contributed to the success of abolitionism, but also played a huge role in helping women gain equality in society. Their efforts are still noticed today.