Prudence Crandall Photo

Prudence Crandall

Born: Sep 3, 1803

Death: Jan 28, 1890

Birthplace: Hope Valley

Nationality: United States

Prudence Crandall

Date of Birth : Sep 3, 1803
Date of Death : Jan 28, 1890
Birth Place : Hope Valley

Prudence Crandall, a schoolteacher raised as a Quaker, stirred controversy with her education of African-American girls in Canterbury, Connecticut. Her private school, opened in the fall of 1831, was boycotted when she admitted a 17-year-old African-American female student in the autumn of 1833, resulting in what is widely regarded as the first integrated classroom in the United States. She is Connecticut's official State Heroine.

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