Lecture: Prudence Crandall's Legacy
Date: October 19, 2014
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Litchfield History Museum
Age(s): All
Fee: Free for members; $5 for non-members
Registration: Yes, email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org
Description: Join us for a lecture on the life and influence of Prudence Crandall, Connecticut's state heroine! When Crandall admitted a young black woman into her school in the early 19th century, she caused tremendous anger and controversy in her community of Canterbury, Connecticut and beyond. Author Donald Williams explores the long-lasting impact of Prudence Crandall's actions, including the Dred Scott case, Brown vs. the Board of Education, and the Civil Rights Movement. Williams is an author, lawyer, and president pro tempore of the Connecticut state senate.