State Heroine Prudence Crandall Honored at the Capitol

Carolyn Anderson and Brian Festa, CHRO Human Rights Attorneys, were on hand to witness a ceremony honoring Prudence Crandall at the State Capitol on Wednesday, March

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Connecticut Secretary of State Denise Merrill honors Prudence Crandall in the Capitol Building

9, 2016.  The ceremony honored the life and accomplishments of our “State Heroine,” who founded the first school in New England for the education of African-American women.  The event was hosted by Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, and speeches were also delivered by State Representative Elisabeth “Betty” Boukus and former State Senator Donald Williams, Jr., who authored a book about Crandall titled Prudence Crandall’s Legacy: The Fight for Equality in the 1830s, Dred Scott, and Brown v. Board of Education.