Name: Angelina Weld Grimké
Born: February 27, 1880/Boston, Massachusetts
Died: June 10, 1958/New York City, New York
Occupation: Educator, journalist, poet, playwright
What Makes Her Bitchin’: A member of the Harlem Renaissance, Angelina was one of the first African-American women to have a play performed publicly. Premiering in 1916, Rachel was also one of the first theatrical productions to protest racially-motivated violence against Black-Americans.
Betcha’ Didn’t Know: Examining her personal correspondence and published prose, numerous modern literary critics believe that Angelina was either bisexual or a lesbian. This would make her our first LGBT History Bitch!
For more about this literary luminary, check-out:
Angelina Weld Grimkè (Black History Now)
Angelina Weld Grimkè (All Poetry)
The History Bitch
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