Citizens All: African Americans in Connecticut 1700-1850
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Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and AbolitionYale University
Enslaved Africans in the Colony of Connecticut
 
Prudence Crandall's Advertisement for the Opening of her School
The Liberator (Boston, MA)
March 2, 1833
Courtesy, The Prudence Crandall Museum, Canterbury, CT

Crandall's efforts to establish her school were not carried out in isolation, but with the advice and support of some of the most prominent members, both black and white, of the new abolitionist movement, including the white businessmen and ministers Arthur Tappan, Samuel May, Simeon Jocelyn and William Lloyd Garrison, and black ministers and community leaders Peter Williams, Theodore Wright, Samuel C. Cornish, James Forten and Amos Beman. This self-conscious effort to build a multi-racial anti-slavery movement is one of the distinguishing features of the new generation of abolitionists of the 1830s.