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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Prudence Crandall

When Prudence Crandall admitted an African-American girl to her Quaker school in Canterbury, Connecticut, in the early 1830’s, there was so much protest that she decided -- in-your-face-woman-style -- to devote the entire school to African-Americans. Horrified, the state legislature enacted a law (called the “Black Law”) just to keep the school from operating. Arrested and tried for her villainy, Crandell originally lost the case, but then won her appeal and left for the mid-west on a search to find a place more to her liking.

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