Lift up thy Voice: The Sarah And Angelina Grimké Family's Journey From Slaveholders To Civil Rights Leaders

December 31, 2002|
Lift up thy Voice: The Sarah And Angelina Grimké Family's Journey From Slaveholders To Civil Rights  Leaders by Mark Perry
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In the late 1820s Sarah and Angelina Grimké traded their elite position as daughters of a prominent white slaveholding family in Charleston, South Carolina, for a life dedicated to abolitionism and advocacy of women''s rights in the North. After the Civil War, discovering that their late brother had had children with one of his slaves, the Grimké sisters helped to educate their nephews and gave them the means to start a new life in postbellum America. The nephews, Archibald and Francis, went on to become well-known African American activists in the burgeoning civil rights movement and the founding of the NAACP. Spanning 150 eventful years, this is an inspiring tale of a remarkable family that transformed itself and America.
Mark Perry’s books include Conceived in Liberty, a main selection of the History Book Club. An award-winning writer, he has written on history, the Middle East conflict, and American foreign policy for numerous magazines and newspapers.PRAISE FOR MARK PERRY:“Mark Perry…has made their dual biography the basis for an a...
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Title:Lift up thy Voice: The Sarah And Angelina Grimké Family's Journey From Slaveholders To Civil Rights Leaders
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:432 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 1.1 in
Shipping dimensions:432 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 1.1 in
Published:December 31, 2002
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780142001035

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