Angelina Grimke

Civil Rights Leader

Birthday February 20, 1805

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Birthplace Charleston, SC

DEATH DATE Oct 26, 1879 (74)

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US abolitionist, writer, and women's rights advocate who became famous when a letter she sent to William Lloyd Garrison was published in his newspaper.

Before Fame

As confirmed by family letters and diaries, she was described as the most self-righteous, curious and self-assured of all her siblings as a child.


She was a very rebellious and curious young woman, and at age thirteen she refused to say the required pledge during her confirmation in the Episcopalian Church.

Family Life

Her sister Sarah Grimke was also a women's rights activist. She married Theodore Weld in 1838 in Philadelphia.

Associated With

She is a famous abolitionist much like Harriet Beecher Stowe.