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Sarah Moore Grimke

The elder of two sisters, who were abolitionists and advocates of women’s rights. Her father was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Carolina, having been in the Continental Army as a Colonel during the Revolutionary War. Sarah and her younger sister, Angelina, had to leave Charleston and move up north. They campaigned against slavery. Their position is unique because they had had personal experience of examples of cruelty against slaves.

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