Hartford: Plimpton Print, [circa 1885].
Two portrait plates. , 16, pp. Ad for The Life and Times of William Lloyd Garrison, in the rear. 8vo. Publisher's wrappers Item #354190
In 1832, noted Canterbury, Connecticut schoolmaster Prudence Crandall admitted a young African American woman to her all white school. After refusing to rescind the acceptance upon pressure from the community, the white parents withdrew their children from the school. In response, Crandall opened an all black boarding school to provide education opportunities to free black girls. The state, however, objected to her plan, and in 1833 passed a law to prohibit out of state African American children to attend. Crandall was arrested. Her first trial ended in a hung jury; the second trial resulted in her conviction, but was overturned by a higher court. Crandall would close the school in 1834 after a series of violent incidents.
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