Sarah Moore Grimke


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Sarah Moore Grimké (November 26, 1792 – December 23, 1873) was an American abolitionist, writer, and suffragist.

Sarah Grimké was born in South Carolina. She was eighth of fourteen children and the second daughter of Mary and John Faucheraud Grimké, a rich plantation owner who was also an attorney and a judge in South Carolina. Sarah’s early experiences with education shaped her future ... more »

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  • The reason why women effect so little and are so shallow is because their aims are low, marriage is the prize for which they strive; if foiled in that they rarely rise above disappointment ... [ellips...
    Sarah M. Grimke (1792-1873), U.S. abolitionist and feminist. As quoted in The Female Experience, ch. 87, by Gerda Lerner (1977). Written in 1852. ...
  • ''At sixty I look back on a life of deep disappointments, of withered hopes, of unlooked for suffering, of severe discipline.''
    Sarah M. Grimke (1792-1873), U.S. abolitionist and feminist. As quoted in The Grimke Sisters from South Carolina, ch. 18, by Gerda Lerner (1969). ...
  • ''... there has been a comparatively greater proportion of good queens, than of good kings.''
    Sarah M. Grimke (1792-1873), U.S. abolitionist and feminist. Letters on the Equality of the Sexes and the Condition of Woman, letter #9: dated August ...
  • ''...I know nothing of man's rights, or woman's rights; human rights are all that I recognise.''
    Sarah M. Grimke (1792-1873), U.S. abolitionist and feminist. Letters on the Equality of the Sexes and the Condition of Woman, letter #15: dated Octobe...
  • ''I want my sex to claim nothing from their brethren but what their brethren may justly claim from them ...''
    Sarah M. Grimke (1792-1873), U.S. abolitionist and feminist. Letters on the Equality of the Sexes and the Condition of Woman, letter #15: dated Octobe...
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