English: Prudence Crandall (September 3, 1803 - January 28, 1890), 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.
Civil rights pioneer, educator, temperance advocate, Connecticut's official State Heroine
|Date of birth||3 September 1803
Hopkinton, Rhode Island
|Date of death||28 January 1890|
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