Join us at 1 pm on Saturday, Aug. 19 for "Profiles in Courage: Abolitionists, Civil Rights Activists, Humanitarians – The Grimke Sisters and their Nephews." Hear the remarkable story of three generations of the prominent South Carolina Grimke family, whose contributions to the abolitionist movement, women’s rights, civil rights and the arts spanned well over a century beginning in 1820 through 1950. Sisters Sarah and Angelina Grimke were born into a South Carolina slaveholding family. They became fierce abolitionists before and during the Civil War and, later in life, advocates for women’s rights. In 1868, the sisters discovered their deceased brother had three sons with one of his slaves. Join program presenters and Grant Cottage docents Diana O’Brien and Pat Smith, along with historian Duke Paden, to learn how two generations of the Grimke family joined a third to become brave architects and advocates for pathways to justice and opportunity.
In addition, fine art photographer Craig Murphy with @glensfallsart will provide the magic of tintype photography to visitors from 10 AM to 4 PM (weather permitting). Craig will create new tintypes using the same equipment and wet plate process as were used in the 1860’s. Tintypes created will be made available for purchase and may include volunteer subjects! There is a $5 suggested donation for this program. #grantcottage #history #profilesincourage #abolitionist