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The Remarkable History — And Women — Behind The Prudence Crandall Museum16:00

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The Prudence Crandall Museum (Courtesy of Mystic Country CT/Flickr)

The Prudence Crandall Museum is home to what was the nation's first academy for young African-American women. The museum is named for Crandall, a white Quaker-raised teacher living in Connecticut.

In 1832, Crandall turned the school, that was once meant to educate the well-off white women, into one that championed young black girls from the Northeast's free black community.


Kaz Kazlowski, curator at the Prudence Crandall Museum for the past 35 years. She retired in February this year.

This segment aired on May 10, 2018.


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