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Sarah Moore Grimké, American
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Sarah Moore Grimké (November 26, 1792 - December 23, 1873) was an American abolitionist, writer, and suffragist. From her youth, Sarah determined that religion should take a more proactive role in improving the lives of those who suffered most; this was one of the key reasons she later joined the Quaker community where she became an outspoken advocate for education and suffrage for African-Americans and women. Sarah Moore Grimké was the author of the first developed public argument for women's equality and she strived to rid the United States of slavery, Christian churches which had become "unchristian," and prejudice against African-Americans and women. Her writings gave suffrage workers such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott several arguments and ideas that they would need to help end slavery and begin the women's suffrage movement. It was through her abolitionist pursuits that she became more sensitive to the rights that women were denied. She opposed being subject to men so much to the point that she refused to marry. She died in 1893 at the age of 81.
June 1st, 2013
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