The Grimke Sisters; Quakers Who Made a Difference

On Sunday, January 17, at 10:00 Tim and Kristin Simmons will be leading a discussion on the life and works of Sara and Angelina Grimke as part of our continuing Forum Series, “Quakers Who Have Made a Difference.” The Grimke sisters grew up on a plantation in South Carolina in the early 1800’s, in a slave system they grew to abhor. They moved to Philadelphia and joined the Arch Street Meeting, and they were the first women to speak out in the north against the injustices of slavery from their own first hand experience. They dared to speak out in favor of women’s rights as well.

Children are welcome as this series is a joint project of our First Day School and our adult Meeting. Come and join the discussion.