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Alexander, Elizabeth.
New York : Wordsong, 2007
IL 5-8, RL 6.7
ISBN 1590784561
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Back in the 1800s, African Americans had few opportunities for education.  But one courageous woman defied the bigotry of the times and created a haven for young African American women.  Prudence Crandall opened her boarding school in 1833 with 20 students from many states who traveled to Connecticut hoping to find a better life.  Many of her students were freed slaves.  It was not easy for these girls.  They faced racism and the separation from their parents.  And the townspeople made it clear they didn't want them there.  The shopkeepers refused to sell the provisions.  The doctor refused treatment for the girls.  And people pelted the school with rocks, eggs and insults.  A year after the school opened, Miss Crandall was forced to close it down.  This is the story of Miss Crandall's School for Young Ladies and Little Misses of Color.
SUBJECTS:     Crandall, Prudence, 1803-1890 -- Poetry.
                        Educators -- Poetry.
                        Schools -- Poetry.
                        African Americans -- Poetry.
                        Women -- Poetry.
                        Discrimination in education -- Poetry.
                        Canterbury (Conn.) -- Race relations -- History -- Poetry.
                        American poetry.

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