Grimke Sisters

By Kevin Hwuang and Brandon Singleton

Who were they and what did they do?

Sisters Sarah Moore Grimké (1792–1873) and Angelina Emily Grimké (1805–1879), were both influential figures in the push for abolishment of slavery and women's suffrage. Both sisters traveled the north lecturing and speaking on these radical topics. They eventually got some of there knowledge and thought published in the newspaper, The Liberator. Both coming from Quaker decent, they were highly criticized for there thought as well as their religion. They first began pursuing the fight for abolishment of slavery, howeve this proved to be stagnant. Since women couldn't vote yet, they had to try to convince the males against slavery which was very difficult since their whole way of life depended on slavery. This caused the sisters to advocate for the rights to women suffrage. By getting women's right to vote, they would be allowed to put their voice in on a topic like slavery and be able to sway the votes. This was the way they came to be known for advocating against slavery and pushing for women's suffrage.