Kaz Kozlowski and Kendall Smith Offer New Insights to Prudence Crandall and the Legacy of Her School

10/13/2017 - 7:00 pm
Community Room of the Canterbury, CT Town Hall
1 Municipal Drive - Canterbury, CT 06331

There will be a brief business session at 7:00 pm, followed by the program & refreshments. Free and open to the public. Bring a friend.

The Prudence Crandall Museum, home of the famous school, in the center of Canterbury

Those of us who live here in Canterbury, home of Miss Crandall’s famous and once-controversial academy for the education of “young ladies and little misses of color,” often think we know the story inside out. But it’s an ever rich topic and there’s always more to learn.

The story of Prudence Crandall, Connecticut’s official State Heroine, and her courageous students still inspires. This presentation will not only describe the events surrounding what took place in Canterbury in the early 1830s , but will also show how this piece of our nation’s history served to inspire an up-and-coming local author and illustrator in writing her first book.

Kaz Kozlowski, curator at the Prudence Crandall Museum in Canterbury since 1983, including all aspects of the museum site administration. The Prudence Crandall Museum, a National Historic Landmark, was purchased by the state of Connecticut in 1969; it is administered by the State Historic Preservation Office of the Department of Economic and Community Development.

Kendall Smith is an author/illustrator/educator, Crandall Museum Docent and Friends of the Museum board member.  She is also the author of an upcoming book Among the Lilies: The Story of a Student Attending Prudence Crandall’s School for African-American Girls.

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