Sarah Moore Grimké

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Sarah Moore Grimké was born in Charleston, South Carolina back in 1792 to John and Mary.  In her early childhood, she wanted to become an attorney.  However, at that time it was considered unwomanly so she was kept from being educated at school.  She was educated by private tutor on subjects considered appropriate for a young woman of the time.

Her father allowed her to read his law books however, he drew the line at her learning Latin.  Her mother was a homemaker.  The family were slave owners, to which Sarah developed a connection with to the extent it unsettled her parents.  She secretly taught Hetty, her personal slave, to read and write.  When her parents found out her father was furious.  She was convinced to improving those who suffered the most. 

She became an outspoken advocate for education and suffrage for African-Americans and women.  She died in 1873 she was 81.

What you may not know about Sarah is that in the 1820’s she became a Quaker, and an American abolitionist, by many she is considered as the mother of the women’s suffrage movement.

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Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH

Hi James,


My grandfather was a Quaker. A very kindly practical man who strongly believed in education.  

May 10, 2020 03:10 AM #1
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this interesting story.

Have an outstanding week.

May 10, 2020 04:33 AM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Must say, a great day to honor Sarah. Once again, who knew, not me! Enjoy your day!

May 10, 2020 05:07 AM #3
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James   Sarah was obviously a strong-minded woman whose story is an important one which should be better known.  I admit I wasn't previously aware.  And that's a shame.  

May 10, 2020 05:29 AM #4
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Education can never be taken away and there are a lot of people who should have taken a better time for the opportunities!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

May 10, 2020 05:45 AM #5
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

An amazing women deserving to be remembered on  Mother's Day, James. Shame that most of us never learned about her when we studied that period of time in history.

May 10, 2020 06:06 AM #6
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

A rebel for a good cause and reason James Dray . My hats off to Sarah.

May 10, 2020 06:11 AM #7
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Someone that tries to improve the lives of those that suffer the most is definitely someone that I admire.

May 10, 2020 06:44 AM #8
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

James, what a beautiful post on a beautiful and strong woman for Mother's Day!  

May 10, 2020 06:59 AM #9
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a gutsy gal Sarah was.  I enjoy reading your post, and I am sure you are doing something special for Mother's Day with your wife.  A

May 10, 2020 07:15 AM #10
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

She sure was ahead of her time, and was an inspiration to many.

May 10, 2020 08:06 AM #11
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow James, another history lesson for us here in the Rain.  Keep them coming to us!


May 10, 2020 10:38 AM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- good for Sarah Moore Grimke!  It still amazes me at what women were not allowed to do!

May 10, 2020 02:10 PM #13
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Thank you again for teaching me something I did not know...

I hope you and your wife had a great Mother's Day James Dray 

May 10, 2020 05:51 PM #14
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

This was a terrific post for Mother's Day and to remember a very special woman!


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