Childhood and Education
Early life time
She attended the Friends' Boarding School in Providence, Rhode Island and later taught in a school for girls in Canterbury. In 1831, she returned to run the newly established Canterbury Female Boarding School,which she purchased with her sister Almira. Crandall married a Baptist minister and fellow abolitionist,Calvin Philleo,who had three children from an earlier marriage. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prudence_Crandall )
what encouraged her to become a reformer
Although most women during the early 1800’s did not receive much education, Quakers (or Friends) believed that all women should be educated.