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Slavery

Why was it unusual that Sarah and Angelina grimke opposed slavery?

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September 11, 2009 8:21PM

It was unusual that Angelina and Sarah Grimke opposed slavery because they were born into a wealthy plantation owning family. Their family owned slaves and made a living off of slave labor. For their own daughters to oppose their way of life was very unusual and unsettling to their family.