Canterbury Again!

The Liberator of November 14, 1834, continues to include articles about the recent attempt to introduce colored students into Prudence Crandall’s Academy, in Canterbury, Ct.  “At a town meeting in Canterbury,  October 5, 1835 resolutions adopted included: That the government of the United States, the nations with all its institutions, of right, belong to white men, who now possess them …” The resolution names Buffum, Tappan, Garrison, and May for trying to create a school to include “sons of Africa”.  The Resolutions “approve the patriotic course adopted by the citizens of Boston, New Haven,  Hartford, and other towns, who have acted on this subject..”  Signed by Isaac Clark, Town Clerk.

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