Charlotte Forten Grimké

Charlotte Forten Grimké (August 17, 1837 – July 23, 1914) was an African-American anti-slavery activistpoet, and educator. She proved to be influential as an activist and leader on civil rights. She occasionally spoke to public groups on abolitionist issues. In addition, she arranged for lectures by prominent speakers and writers, including Ralph Waldo Emerson and Senator Charles Sumner. Forten was acquainted with many other anti-slavery proponents, including William Lloyd Garrison, editor of The Liberator, and the orators and activists Wendell PhillipsMaria Weston Chapman and William Wells Brown.

The Charlotte Forten Grimke House in Washington D.C. is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Charlotte Forten Grimké