Grimké (1792-1873) was a prominent abolitionist and member of the women’s
suffrage movement in the United States.
Her early experiences of being prevented from gaining the same level
education as boys, and instead being confined to embroidery and music classes,
shaped her feminist views. She started touring the United States with her
younger sister, lecturing on abolition and women’s rights. She is the author of
several anti-slavery books, and inspired future generations of feminists.