Angelina Grimke was bornon 20 February 1805 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA, , is Abolitionist, Women's Rights Activist. One of the biggest social problems of the American society during the 18th and 19th centuries was that of slavery. Angelina Grimke was one of the few hundred abolitionists who raised their voices against this curse. Her hatred towards slavery germinated at a very young age. Her first step of changing the attitude of the society towards slaves, started at home. She preached the sayings of holy text to the uneducated and underprivileged slaves of her home. She travelled to different parts of America and even England to spread the importance of eradicating slavery. After she felt that even influential religious groups couldn't make an impact against the practice of slavery, Angelina decided to revolt against the system through literature. She is well-known even today in America’s political circles for her writings too. Angelina also addressed the concerns of women empowerment, after being deeply disturbed by the plight of her sister who was a widow. Her writings are considered to be one of the earliest expressions of feminism recorded in the modern world. Her path breaking efforts to bring a change in the American society is appreciated till date.
A play named ‘If She Stood’, staged in 2013 made several references to this great abolitionist
Angelina wrote an article named ‘An Appeal to the Christian Women of the South’ in 1836
Angelina joined the ‘Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society’ in 1835
Angelina requested all the members of the Presbyterian Church to stop slavery, through a meeting held in 1829
In 1819, Angelina moved to Philadelphia, along with her sister
Angelina Grimke was born on February 20, 1805 to wealthy parents John Faucheraud Grimké and Mary Smith in Charleston, South Carolina