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Angelina Emily Grimké Weld (20 February 1805 – 26 October 1879) was an American political activist, abolitionist and supporter of the women's suffrage movement.

Grimké was born in Charleston, South Carolina, to John Faucheraud Grimké, an aristocratic Episcopalian judge, planter, lawyer, politician, slaveholder, Revolutionary War veteran and distinguished member of Charleston society. In 1784 he married Mary Smith, a descendant of Landgrave Thomas Smith, another family from the Charleston elite. Together they had a total of fourteen children, of which Angelina Grimké was the youngest.
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