Why were the Grimke sisters famous?
The Grimke Sisters, Angelina and Sarah, worked together to abolish slavery and defend women rights. They were the first female speakers to speak at a Massachusetts lecture to a audience mixed of both sexes in 1837.
Abolitionists, Angelina Grimke and Sarah Grimke were two sisters in South Carolina who made history. They dared to speak before mixed crowds of men and women, published some of the most powerful anti-slavery tracts of the antebellum era, and became the first women to testify before a state legislature on the question of African American rights.