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Nancy Weston
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Grandmother to writer Angelina Weld Grimke

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Nancy Weston

Nancy Weston
She lived in Charleston, South Carolina, in the 1850s as a free woman. However, in order to satisfy the laws of the state, she was a 'nominal slave' legally owned by a white friend. She was also the grandmother of famous writer, Angelina Weld Grimké.

'The Face of Our Past: Images of Black Women from Colonial America to the Present' edited by Kathleen Thompson and Hilary Mac Austin