“So precious a talent as intellect never was given to be wrapped in a napkin and buried in the earth.” -Angelina Grimké, 1836

Angelina Grimké

“So precious a talent as intellect never was given to be wrapped in a napkin and buried in the earth. It is the duty of all, as far as they can, to improve their own mental faculties, because we are commanded to love God will all our minds, as well as with all our hearts.” -Angelina Grimké, 1836

Happy birthday to Angelina Grimké Weld, born February 20, 1805. Born to a Southern, slaveholding family, she wrote her Appeal to the Christian Women of the South to convince other Southern women to renounce slavery, as she had.

Angelina is one of the suffragists featured in the first Ask a Suffragist book, Stories and Wisdom from America’s First Feminists, launching in Spring 2019.

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April Young Bennett

April Young Bennett is the author of the Ask a Suffragist book series, host of the Religious Feminism Podcast and a writer for the Exponent II. For more information about April, see aprilyoungb.com

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"So precious a talent as intellect never was given to be wrapped in a napkin and buried in the earth." -Angelina Grimké, 1836