Angelina Grimke Weld in The Abolitionists from PBS

Having been immersed in the history of this family for a couple of years, I am delighted by the quality of the new and ongoing documentary from American Experience on public broadcasting, which features Angelina Grimke in a moving opening scene. (She is on the upper right in the photo.) Later segments of Part 1 depict Angelina’s journey to Philadelphia to join forces with her sister Sarah Grimke, and her marriage to Theodore Weld. The casting of both parts is excellent; the passionate intensity of their collaboration is vividly depicted. I will comment further after viewing the rest of the segments, but wanted to recommend the series here while it is still airing. Sadly, the historian most responsible for the proliferation of interest in the Grimke sisters, Gerda Lerner, died just before the documentary aired.

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