Friday, October 13, 2006

connecticut website of the day

connecticut women's hall of fame

Prudence Crandall
Maintained the nation's first private secondary school for "Young Ladies of Color" for over a year and a half - Connecticut's State Heroine
Prudence Crandall was the daughter of Quaker parents who became a symbol in the cause of African American education and abolitionism. In 1831, she opened the Canterbury Female Boarding School at the request of local citizens. A year later she admitted Sarah Harris (1815-1879), the daughter of a prosperous African American farmer, who had completed the district school and wished to train to be a teacher. ................

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