Prudence Crandall


Prudence Crandall born Hope Valley, RI September 3, 1803 (d. 1890). Quaker pacifist who first admitted Blacks to her Canterbury CT school 1833; arrested for violation of Black Law; speaker on abolition and suffrage.


"My life has been one of opposition. I never could find anyone near me to agree with me." (1887, in Irene Stuber, Women of Achievement; photo Conn. Women’s Hall of Fame)