Prudence Crandall

By Julianne Sulski

History

  • She was born on September 3, 1803 and she died on January 28, 1890
  • She was a schoolteacher and raised as a Quaker
  • Controversy stirred with her education of African-American girls in Connecticut
  • Her private school opened in the fall of 1831, and then was boycotted when she admitted a 17 year old African-American female student in 1833
  • After all that it resulted in what is widely regarded as the first integrated classroom in the United States


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