Courtesy of Brooklyn Museum
1. Follow Your Bell
"At the Brooklyn Museum, where I went to see Judy Chicago's exhibit, The Dinner Party
, I read all the names on what she calls the heritage panels. Something about the pair of Grimké names rang some distant bell in my head, but I couldn't place who they were, where I'd seen them or why they were familiar to me. But I came home to Charleston determined to find out about them, mostly because of that feeling. All I had to do was read a short paragraph about Sarah and Angelina Grimké and I knew I would be writing about them for years."