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Angelina Grimke Addresses Legislature





On this day in 1838 a woman addressed a legislative body for the first time in American history. An overflow crowd gathered at the State House in Boston as Angelina Grimké, daughter of a South Carolina slave owner, presented anti-slavery petitions signed by 20,000 Massachusetts women. Over the past year, she and her sister Sarah — both fervent...
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