BAD ASS BABES

(OR THE LADIES WHO INSPIRED HOLIDAY 2016)

 
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The Grimke Sisters (1792-1879)

They inspire us because: Angelina Grimke was the first woman to ever address a legislative body. Her and her sister, Sarah, were the first American female advocate of abolition and were among the first to act publicly in social reform movements, to much ridicule. 

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Sarah Mapps Douglass (1806-1882)

She inspires us because: She was an artist, and the paintings found on many of her letters are the first examples of signed paintings by an African American woman.

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Harriet BEecher Stowe (1811-1896)

She inspires us because: She famously penned Uncle Tom's Cabin and energized the anti-slavery movement. It has opened eyes since it's publication in 1852.

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Lydia Maria Child    (1802-1880)

She inspires us because: She is remembered for donating a sizable portion of her modest income to the anti-slavery cause. 

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Harriet Tubman       (1820-1913)

She inspires us because: Born Araminta Ross, she is remembered for leading 300 slaves to freedom through the Underground Railroad.

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