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Author Donald E. Williams, Jr.: Prudence Crandall’s Legacy

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn about the extraordinary role of Sarah Harris, her family and friends in the creation of Prudence Crandall’s school for Black women. Numerous Black abolitionist leaders, including the Harris family, from Connecticut and beyond, played key roles in persuading Crandall to embark on a historic journey that had many risks and obstacles. The discussion will focus on little-known and often neglected facts and events that had a dramatic effect on Crandall’s school and the quest for equality in education. Register to receive the Zoom link; registration begins March 18.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Donald E. Williams, Jr. is the author of Prudence Crandall’s Legacy: The Fight for Equality in the 1830’s, Dred Scott, and Brown v. Board of Education, published by Wesleyan University (2014). An accomplished policymaker and education advocate with a distinguished career in public service, law, and journalism, Mr. Williams is the Executive Director of the Connecticut Education Association. Before joining CEA, he practiced law and served as the President of the Connecticut State Senate, spearheading a variety of initiatives in the areas of education, economic development, campaign finance reform, public safety, child welfare, open space and historic preservation, and environmental protection. Mr. Williams earned his J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law and graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications.