For the first event in our series of talks for Alphabets, Bedtime Stories, and Cautionary Tales: Children’s Books and the Shaping of American Identity, join Joan DiMartino, Curator of the Prudence Crandall Museum, for a lecture on boundary-breaking educator and abolitionist Prudence Crandall. In 1830s Canterbury, Connecticut, Crandall opened the first integrated school in the United States. Despite threats and intimidation from angered neighbors and townspeople, Crandall persevered with her mission. Stop by and learn more about Crandall’s sizable impact on the culture and values of early American education.
Joan diMartino specializes in the history of women and social justice. She’s worked at the Prudence Crandall Museum in Canterbury, CT since 2018 and previously held positions at the Colchester Historical Society, the Smith-Harris House, the Avery-Copp House, and the Mystic Seaport Museum.
RSVP is appreciated but not required.
Registration includes a brief demographic survey that we are conducting to help better serve our community. Answers to demographic questions are optional and will be kept anonymous. Please complete these questions on behalf of the person attending the program/event.