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Author Donald E. Williams, Jr.

April 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Live on Zoom.

Sponsored by The Elsie Brown Fund.

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 histroic 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.  Donald E. Williams, Jr. is the author of Prudence Crandall’s Legacy, published by Wesleyan University (2014).   Register here to receive the Zoom link.

To learn more about Harris Sisters Month 2023 and this program, visit the Otis Library website.

CONTACT: Julie Menders  860-889-2365 x128