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The Grimké Sisters in Their Hyde Park Years: Educators, Aunts, and Voters
March 3, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Presented by Louise W. Knight, Author and Historian
In 1864 the Grimke sisters, along with Theodore Weld, moved to Hyde Park, called Fairmount at the time, into a house at the corner of Highland and Fairmount Ave. They would die in that house, Sarah in 1873 and Angelina in 1879. In Knight’s talk she will capture how the culminating years of the sisters’ lives — when they were active as educators, aunts, and voters, – marked a fulfillment of the ideas that led them out of Charleston, South Carolina and out of the Quaker faith, into the abolition and women’s rights movements.
In 2016 Angelina Grimké was inducted into the Abolition Hall of Fame and Louise W. Knight gave the address about her work in the antislavery movement. She is a Visiting Scholar at Northwestern University.