Quotation by Angelina Grimké

Are we bereft of citizenship because we are mothers, wives and daughters of a mighty people? Have women no country—no interests staked in public weal—no liabilities in common peril—no partnership in a nation's guilt and shame?
Angelina Grimké (1805–1879), U.S. abolitionist and feminist. As quoted in The Grimke Sisters from South Carolina, ch. 1, by Gerda Lerner (1967).

Said on February 21, 1838, presenting antislavery petitions to the Massachusetts state legislature. This was the first time a woman addressed that body.
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