The grimkes by Greenidge, Kerri K.,

The grimkes

Author: Greenidge, Kerri K.,
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Dallas Urban Bird
February 1, 2023
Dallas, TX (US)

Pulls no punches

Kerri Greenidge tells the story of the two Grimke sisters (famous abolitionists) and their black family members, their cruel slave holding brother's children born to his slave, Nancy Weston. This book does not describe the abolitionists in general as saints. Some were gradualists and some were colonizationists. She also honestly describes the colorism of the wealthy and middle class free blacks in New England. Like a good historian, she tells the whole truth.