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The Forbidden Schoolhouse: The True and Dramatic Story of Prudence Crandall and Her Students

HardCover Pub Date: 2005 Pages: 160 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children They threw rocks and rotten eggs at the school Windows Villagers refused to Sell Miss Crandall groceries search or let her STUDENTS attend the Town Church Mysteriously Her Schoolhouse was set on fire-by whom and how remains a mystery. The town authorities dragged her to jail and put her on trial for eaking the law. Her crime Trying to teach African American girls geography. history. reading. philosophy. and chemistry. Trying to open and maintain one of the first African American schools in America. Exciting and eye-opening. this account of the heroine of Canterbury. Connecticut. and her elegant white schoolhouse at the center of town will give readers a glimpse of what it is like to try to change the world when few agree with you.

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