Lift Up Thy Voice

The Sarah and Angelina Grimke Family's Journey from Slaveholders to Civil Rights Leaders
Product Number: EB00385358
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101662397
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Description

In the late 1820s Sarah and Angelina GrimkE traded their elite position as daughters of a prominent white slaveholding family in Charleston, South Carolina, for a life dedicated to abolitionism and advocacy of women's rights in the North. After the Civil War, discovering that their late brother had had children with one of his slaves, the GrimkE sisters helped to educate their nephews and gave them the means to start a new life in postbellum America. The nephews, Archibald and Francis, went on to become well-known African American activists in the burgeoning civil rights movement and the founding of the NAACP. Spanning 150 eventful years, this is an inspiring tale of a remarkable family that transformed itself and America.

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Author(s): Mark Perry
Original Publish Date: Dec 31, 2002

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