by Kerri K. Greenidge
A stunning counternarrative of the legendary abolitionist Grimke sisters that finally reclaims the forgotten Black members of their family. Sarah and Angelina Grimke are revered figures in American history, famous for rejecting their privileged lives on a plantation in South Carolina to become firebrand activists in the North. Eminent historian Kerri Greenidge turns our attention to the Black sons of their sadistic, slave-owning older brother Henry. Two of these young men became prominent members of the post-Civil-War Black elite, but were never truly accepted by their famous aunts. A landmark biography of the most important multiracial American family of the 19th century.
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