The Connecticut General Assembly passes the “BlackLaw” ::: 1833 :::


 Prudence Crandall

Prudence Crandall was an American schoolteacher who stirred controversy when she insisted on educating African-American girls at her school in Canterbury, Connecticut.

Prudence 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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