Grimke Sisters Topic at Beaufort County Historical Society Meeting Thursday

Dr. Amy Thompson McCandless, Dean of the Graduate School at the College of Charleston, speaks about Angelina Grimke Weld and Sarah Grimke, unlikely Charleston-born and reared sisters who became staunch advocates for abolition, civil rights, and women's rights at the Thurs., March 20th meeting of the Beaufort County Historical Society. This free lecture will occur at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, 30 Yacht Club Drive in Beaufort. An optional light lunch ($) will be served at 11:30 am. RSVP for the lunch to Linda Hoffman, 843-524-3942 or hoffman@earthlink.net. The lecture is open to the public and set to begin at Noon.

You may recall from a prior Connections post that:

The abolitionist ranks were populated with women of character, courage, and commitment. Two of the most dedicated women to the cause of freeing the enslaved were Angelina Grimke Weld and Sarah Grimke who had connections to Beaufort District. Their brother Thomas J. Grimke practiced law at the Beaufort District Court in Coosawhatchie with his partner Robert W. Barnwell. Some of the Grimke family properties were located in the upper reaches of the St. Peter's Parish straddling the boundaries of Beaufort and Barnwell Districts.