Angelina Grimke Biography
(Abolitionist, Women's Rights Activist)
Birthday: February 20, 1805 (Pisces)
Born In: Charleston, South Carolina, USA
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.