Sarah Grimke speaks to Boston crowd, about Northern complicity

“IMMENSE METING AT THE ODEON.  At an early hour on Thursday evening of last week, the Odeon was thronged by a brilliant assembly to hear one of the daughters of South Carolina lecture upon the evils of slavery.  We should think there were not less than three thousand persons present … it was found necessary to shut the iron gates, after the spacious building was crammed …The speaker was Sarah Grimke, and she acquitted herself nobly.  She portrayed the guilt of the North in co-operating to sustain southern slavery in a truly humbling manner, and produced a large amount of facts to sustain her position..”(Liberator, March 30, 1838)

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