Quotation by Sarah M. Grimke

One of the duties which devolve upon women in the present interesting crisis, is to prepare themselves for more extensive usefulness, by making use of those religious and literary privileges and advantages that are within their reach, if they will only stretch out their hands and possess them.
Sarah M. Grimke (1792–1873), U.S. abolitionist and feminist. Letters on the Equality of the Sexes and the Condition of Woman, letter #15: dated October 20, 1837 (1838).

The "interesting crisis" was slavery, which Grimke—the offspring of a wealthy slaveholding South Carolina family—passionately opposed.
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