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Angelina Emily Grimke

Angelina Emily Grimke (18051879) was an abolitionist and suffragette. Angela was born in Charleston, South Carolina to a aristocratic Episcopalian judge who owned slaves. Angelina was very close to her sister Sarah Moore Grimké. Despite the influence of their father, both sisters became abolitionists, and after converting to the Quaker faith, they joined Society of Friends. In 1835, Angela wrote an anti-slavery letter to Abolitionist leader William Lloyd Garrison, who published it in, The Liberator. Angelina and her sister moved to New York in 1836, where they spoke at abolitionist meetings. Angela published An Epistle to the Clergy of the Southern States in 1836, and in 1837, she was invited to lecture in Massachusetts. In 1838, Angelina married the famous abolitionist, Theodore Dwight Weld.