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Religious Resolve: Stories from Our Past, for Our Future (Program 5)
October 11, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDTFree
Presbyterian Rev. Francis Grimké and his Quaker Half-Sisters Speak Out on Faith, Race and Civil Rights
The fifth program in the Freedom Forum’s series, Religious Resolve: Stories from Our Past, for Our Future, features one of American history’s most interesting families. Sisters Sarah and Angelina Grimké grew up in a slaveholding household in South Carolina in the early 1800s and later moved to Philadelphia where they became Quakers, fervent abolitionists and advocates for women’s suffrage. Back in South Carolina, their brother fathered three sons by an enslaved woman. After emancipation, son Francis Grimké became one of the most influential African American ministers and orators of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. From the pulpit at 15th Street Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., Rev. Grimké’s sermons challenged Americans to live up to their better angels on issues of race, religion and civil rights.
- Rev. Perzavia T. Praylow, PhD
Pastor, 15th Street Presbyterian Church
Adjunct Professor of History, Bowie State University
- Robynne Rogers Healey, PhD, Professor of History and Co-director, Gender Studies Institute, Trinity Western University
For more information about the series, contact [email protected].
This series is made possible by generous support from The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations.