Prudence Crandall Biography

Activist, Civil Rights Activist, Educator(1803–1890)
Prudence Crandall was an American schoolteacher who stirred controversy when she insisted on educating African-American girls in Canterbury, Connecticut.

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Prudence Crandall was an American schoolteacher who stirred controversy when she insisted on educating African-American girls at her school in Canterbury, Connecticut. Crandell stood trial in 1833 to defend her decision to educate African-American girls but eventually closed the school in 1834 because of the violence and public backlash against it.

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