Prudence Crandell

Crandell, Prudence (krănˈdəl) [key], 1803–89, American educator and abolitionist, b. Hopkinton, R.I. In 1831 she opened a school for girls in Canterbury, Conn. Her decision to admit a black was protested, and in 1833 she decided to devote the school entirely to the education of African-American girls. She was arrested and tried, the judgment against her being reversed on appeal in 1834. In that year she gave up her work, married the Rev. Calvin Philleo, and moved to the Middle West.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Prudence Crandell from Fact Monster:

  • Connecticut - Information on Connecticut — economy, government, culture, state map and flag, major cities, points of interest, famous residents, state motto, symbols, nicknames, and other trivia.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Education: Biographies

Play Hangman

Play Poptropica

Play Quizzes

Play Tic Tac Toe