CCALC - Prudence Crandall Museum
Learn with Joanie DiMartino, curator of the Prudence Crandall Museum, about how Prudence Crandall and Sarah Harris played a role in striving for educational equality.
In 1833, Principal Prudence Crandall attempted to integrate her Canterbury Female Boarding School by admitting Sarah Harris, a young black woman, as a student. The events that followed made national and international news in the 1830s, galvanized the burgeoning abolitionist movement, impacted two U.S. Supreme Court cases, and laid the foundation for a constitutional amendment.
Presenter: Joanie DiMartino, curator of the Prudence Crandall Museum