Sarah Moore Grimke Fact Sheet: Who was Sarah Moore Grimke? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of Sarah Moore Grimke.
Sarah Moore Grimke Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1792 - 1873 *** Full Name: Sarah Moore Grimke *** Nickname: Sally *** Occupation: American Abolitionist and Writer *** Date of Birth: Sarah Moore Grimke was born on November 26th 1792 *** Place of Birth: Sarah Moore Grimke was born in Charleston, South Carolina, America *** Family background: Her father was John Faucheraud Grimke a wealthy plantation owner, he was also an attorney and became a judge and her mother was Mary. Sally was the sixth of fourteen children *** Early life and childhood: She grew up with her parents and siblings in Charleston *** Education: Sarah Moore Grimke received only a minimal amount of education ***
Sarah Moore Grimke Fact 1:
Sarah Moore Grimke was born on
November 26th 1792 and during the
18th century period in history when
France and America both went through
revolutions and the Industrial
Revolution began in Britain.
Sarah Moore Grimke Fact 3: As
a very intelligent child she had
aspirations of following in her
father’s footsteps and become an
attorney and although she was
tutored at home, her lessons
consisted of what was appropriate
for women only, the type of
education she wanted to attain her
dreams was considered “unwomanly”
and forbidden to her.
Sarah Moore Grimke Fact 8: She first became a Presbyterian in 1817 and when she moved to Philadelphia in 1821 she then became a Quaker.
Sarah Moore Grimke Fact 9: It
came about that her father’s health
began to deteriorate and his
Charleston doctor suggested he seek
assistance from a doctor in
Philadelphia. He insisted Sarah
accompany him and the two left for
Philadelphia. Unfortunately her
father died while they were there
and it was there that she met Israel
Morris who introduced her to
Sarah Moore Grimke Fact 14: It was in 1838 that her sister Angelina married Theodore Weld also a leading abolitionist and one who questioned, as others had, of the inclusion of women’s rights within the abolition movement.
Sarah Moore Grimke Fact 15:
At that point Sarah decided to quit
speaking and took exception to the
comments of her brother-in-law in
her inadequacies and would later
question whether they were as bad as
he had remarked.
Influence & Legacy: Her legacy is in that she would become the first to speak publicly upon the issues of women’s equality and would even, through her writing, give later suffragist such as Lucy Stone and Lucretia Mott arguments they had not previously considered.
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