Sue Monk Kidd’s bestselling novel, “The Invention of Wings” (Jan. 2014), has brought the story of the Grimké Sisters to light and inspired this walking tour through downtown Charleston. Though known as unconventional abolitionists and feminists in their day, Angelina and Sarah Grimké have remained obscure in American history and (mostly) unrecognized in Charleston, city of their birth. Join us to learn more about them and their story.
Growing up in a slave owning family Angelina and Sarah Grimké turned their backs on their home and family to begin a crusade on fighting injustices to women of the day and those enslaved. Follow in the footsteps of these 2 courageous women and discover how life in Charleston was for both the privileged elite and the enslaved masses. The popularity of Kidd’s novel led to the creation of this walking tour for the Preservation Society’s Fall Tours.
The Grimké Sisters Tour is now offered on demand throughout the year. This 2 hour and 15 minute walk will highlight locations and events from the book, divulge untold stories and complete the tale of the Grimké Sisters. Those who have not read the novel enjoy it as much as those who have. Tickets start at $25.00 per person with a minimum of 4 people or $100 a tour for groups smaller than 4 people. (*Smaller groups can be combined to reach minimum.)
The rate is $30.00 per person with a minimum of 4 people or $120 a tour for groups smaller than 4 people. (Smaller groups can be combined together to reach minimum) Special rates on request for groups larger than 10.
The walking tour lasts 2 hour and 15 minutes.
Tour starts on the bottom steps of the Charleston Library Society, 164 King Street
Lee Ann and Sue Monk Kidd
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Sue Monk Kidd and former Charleston Mayor Joe Riley at the historical marker dedication.
To book your Grimké Sisters tour reservation please complete the form below or call Lee Ann Bain at (843)-822-5248. Lee Ann will be in touch with you shortly!
A new biography of the Grimké sisters is in the works! The author of this forthcoming book (Publication date 2024) is Louise W. Knight.
For more information see www.louisewknight.com
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