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Lift Up Thy Voice: The Grimké Family’s Journey from Slaveholders to Civil Rights Leaders

By Mark Perry

Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books (December 31, 2002)
Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 1.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
Condition: New

Price: $17.00


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.