Women's Rights Added to the Agenda

Sarah soon added another concern to the sisters' speaking agenda. She began to write and speak about the rights of women. This had been an issue with her every since her childhood. She had always harbored resentment because her brothers had had the opportunity to get an education and she had not. The issue of women's rights was one of great importance during this time period, as well (Birney 174-6). Angelina agreed entirely with Sarah as she supported women's rights, but was more inclined to follow, rather than lead in this endeavor. Angelina was completely devoted to the abolition of slavery, but women's rights soon became equally important to her. The "woman question" was a completely different issue than that of slavery, but the Grimke sisters became famous for speaking and writing on both subjects (Birney 195).

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