Definition of Grimke in US English:


proper noun

  • The name of a family of US reformers, abolitionists, and feminists that included sisters Sarah Moore (1792–1872) and Angelina Emily (1805–79). They wrote for the American Anti-Slavery Society. Sarah later wrote pamphlets for women's rights, and with Theodore Dwight Weld (1803–95), Angelina's husband, she wrote American Slavery as It Is: Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses (1839).