Quotation by Sarah M. Grimke

Oh, had I received the education I desired, had I been bred to the profession of the law, I might have been a useful member of society, and instead of myself and my property being taken care of, I might have been a protector of the helpless, a pleader for the poor and unfortunate.
Sarah M. Grimke (1792–1873), U.S. abolitionist and feminist. As quoted in The Grimke Sisters from South Carolina, ch. 5, by Gerda Lerner (1969).

Said in 1827. The daughter of a wealthy South Carolina family, Grimke received an education that was good for the time, but insubstantial as compared with boys'....
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