“That in consequence of the odium which the degradation of slavery has attached to color even in the free states, our colored sisters are dreadfully oppressed here”
Angelina Grimké was a white abolitionist who also advocated for equal rights of women. In this appeal she calls out the implications slavery has on even the free northern states and the oppression free black women face everyday. While there are strides being made in both the progression of women and racial rights the system is still very much rooted in the system of slavery and how even thousands of miles away the black women still face the persecution of her skin color.
“An Appeal to the Women of the Nominally Free States, By Angelina Grimke.” In Root of Bitterness: Documents of the Social History of American Women, 246-51. 2nd ed. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1996.