Grimké, Archibald Henry, 1849-1930

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Birth 1849-08-17
Death 1930-02-25

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  • 1849 August 17: Born on plantation near Charleston, South Carolina, son of Henry Grimke and Nancy Weston.
  • 1866 - 70 : Attended Lincoln University in Pennsylvania.
  • 1870 - 72 : Tutored at Lincoln University.
  • 1874: Graduated from Harvard Law School.
  • 1884: Served as Henry Cabot Lodge's alternative delegate at large to the Republican National Convention.
  • 1879: Married Sarah E. Stanley.
  • 1883 - 85 : Edited and published the Hub in Boston, Mass.
  • 1884: Appointed trustee to the Westboro Insane Asylum.
  • 1891: Published William Lloyd Garrison, The Abolitionist.
  • 1892: Published The Life of Charles Sooner, the Scholar in Politics.
  • 1894 - 98 : Appointed and served as consul to Santo Domingo.
  • 1903 - 16 : Served as president of the American Negro Academy.
  • 1909 - 1930 : Served as president of NAACP (District Branch) as well as director and vice-president of the national body.
  • Served as president of the Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association.
  • 1919: Received the Spingarn Medal for a lifetime of service to his race.
  • 1930 February 25: Died.

From the guide to the Archibald H. Grimke Papers, 1894-1930, (Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University)

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