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Lift up thy voice : the Grimké family's journey from slaveholders to civil rights leaders, Mark Perry

Label
Lift up thy voice : the Grimké family's journey from slaveholders to civil rights leaders
Title
Lift up thy voice
Title remainder
the Grimké family's journey from slaveholders to civil rights leaders
Statement of responsibility
Mark Perry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the late 1820s, Sarah and Angelina Grimke traded their elite position as daughters of a prominent slaveholding family in Charleston, South Carolina, for a life dedicated to abolitionism and advocacy of women's rights in the north. The sisters became leaders in the anti-slavery movement, and their actions have had lasting repercussions for the way Americans strive for equality and social justice, even today." "In 1868, Angelina and Sarah discovered that their now deceased brother had had children with one of his slaves. True to their ideals, the Grimke sisters invited their nephews into their lives helped educate them, and gave them the means to start a new life in postbellum America. Archibald and Francis continued the fight for equality, becoming two of the most noted African Americans of their time. Francis, an influential Presbyterian minister, and Archibald, a lawyer, diplomat, writer, and editor, were deeply involved in the burgeoning civil rights movement and the founding of the NAACP. Archibald's daughter, Angelina Weld Grimke, would become a seminal Harlem Renaissance poet and playwright." "At once a social history and a family biography, Lift Up Thy Voice illustrates how the question of race dominates American history - and the quintessentially American dedication to progressive ideals and social action. Spanning 150 years, this is an inspiring tale of a remarkable family that transformed itself and America."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perry, Mark
Dewey number
  • 973.5/092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.98.A1
LC item number
P47 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grimké family
  • Racially mixed people
  • Abolitionists
  • Social reformers
Label
Lift up thy voice : the Grimké family's journey from slaveholders to civil rights leaders, Mark Perry
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [381]-393) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45806401
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 406 pages
Isbn
9780670030118
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001017594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Lift up thy voice : the Grimké family's journey from slaveholders to civil rights leaders, Mark Perry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [381]-393) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45806401
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 406 pages
Isbn
9780670030118
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001017594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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