Angelina Grimké was an American political activist, abolitionist, women's rights advocate, and suffragist.
Grimké and her sister Sarah were brought up in a southern slave-owning household but both were against slavery. They moved to New York as teenagers. They were the first women to lecture for the Anti- Slavery Society. After receiving a hostile reception from those that thought women should not speak in public, the Grimkés defended women's rights to make speeches and more generally be fully political beings.
She continued campaigning for civil and women's rights throughout her life.