Friday, April 5, 2013

Prudence Crandall's School

In February 2012, I told you about Prudence Crandall, a brave 19th century schoolteacher who briefly operated a school for black girls in Canterbury, Connecticut.  Her statue is in the Capitol in Hartford.  This is her Canterbury schoolhouse, shown in a photograph from last August.

Still traveling.  I will be back at the beginning of next week.

14 comments:

Dianne said...

What a lovely setting for a school Jack ...I wonder what happened to Miss Crandall's students ..... I'm sure she would have been a wonderful influence to her students.
Safe travelling.

Kate said...

Interesting history! I wonder how difficult it was to start a school at that time?

gardenbug said...

I love the school names...
I attended The Buffalo Female Academy which evolved into The Buffalo Seminary. Unlike Miss Crandall's school, it has only fairly recently become a school (partly boarding) for more than the privileged.

Sharon said...

A beautiful spot for this school!

LONDONLULU said...

People like her are heroes. I too wonder what became of her students? Lovely capture of a legacy. Safe, speedy travels.

Sylvia K said...

What a brave and wonderful woman!! And such a lovely school! Thanks for sharing this, Jack! Hope your trip is going well! Enjoy and have a great weekend!

RedPat said...

That looks like a lovely setting for a school! Have a safe trip home Jack!

Malyss said...

I'd like to have been in such a beautiful school, with grass around and beautiful trees..
I hope everything is well while your trip!

William Kendall said...

Looks like a beautiful spot for a school. I doubt you'll find many Prudences left in the world...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Happy travels Jack..

Randy said...

Nice looking school.

Karl Demetz said...

Nice spot, Jack.
Good to know that the school is open ;-)

Nita Davis said...

Such and inspiring woman and oh so beautiful a location. Hope you have a great weekend.

Valerie said...

A brave soul indeed Jack, and doubtless an inspiration to many. Lovely capture - I like the lines, colour and shapes. Thanks for sharing. Keep safe.