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

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Penguin Publishing Group, Dec 31, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 432 pages
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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.

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Lift Up Thy Voice: the Grimke Family's Journey from Slaveholders to Civil Rights Leaders by Mark Perry is both a biography of the reformers in the Grimke family and a history of the antislavery ... Read full review

LIFT UP THY VOICE: The Grimké Family's Journey from Slaveholders to Civil Rights Leaders

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A finely rendered portrait of two Southern abolitionists and civil-rights activists, and of the time in which they lived.Journalist Perry (Conceived in Liberty, 1997, etc.) traces the evolution of the ... Read full review

Contents

we defied the law of South Carolina
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They shall be your bondmen for ever
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a stern and relentless God
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Mark Perry's books include Conceived in Liberty, a main selection of the History Book Club. An award-winning writer, he has written on history, the Middle East conflict, and American foreign policy for numerous magazines and newspapers.

PRAISE FOR MARK PERRY:

“Mark Perry…has made their dual biography the basis for an ambitious book, a history of the North and South from before the war to the end of Reconstruction. That he succeeds so well is remarkable.”
- The New York Times Book Review

“A thoughtful, moving, and wonderfully readable account of two valiant men, the war that brought them together, and the ideologies that ultimately kept them apart.”
- Cleveland Plain Dealer

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