Invention of Wings
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Southern Abolitionist Angelina Grimké | The Abolitionists | PBS LearningMedia
In this video adapted from the American Experience: “The Abolitionists,” featuring historical reenactments, learn about the daughter of South Carolina slaveholders who devoted her life to ending slavery and winning equal rights for women. Angelina Grimké and her sister Sarah drew upon their strong religious beliefs from an early age to oppose slavery in their native state and throughout the United States. After moving north, they became prominent writers and speakers in both …
Denmark Vesey Home in Charleston, SC. Born into slavery Vesey came to Charleston from the Caribbean and eventually purchased his freedom. Once free he began planning a slave rebellion to liberate Charleston's enslaved population. Word of the plan leaked and Vesey was arrested and executed along with other co-conspirators. It should be noted the Denmark Vesey Home was probably not lived in by Vesey but it is on the National Register of Historic Places. Image is courtesy of Wikipedia.
Denmark Vesey originally Telemaque, was an African-Caribbean most famous for planning a slave rebellion in the United States. After purchasing his freedom, he planned what would have been one of the largest slave rebellions in the United States. Word of the plans was leaked, and at Charleston, South Carolina, authorities arrested the plot's leaders before the uprising could begin. Vesey and others were tried, convicted and executed.
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Book review: 'The Invention of Wings' - In early 19th-century America, it was illegal for whites to teach slaves to read, to help them escape, and -- in some places -- it was illegal even to speak out against slavery. In South Carolina, Sarah Grimké tried them all. Read The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.