Prudence Crandall school open to colored ladies

PRUDENCE CRANDALL,   Principal of the Canterbury, (Conn.)  Female Boarding  School Returns her most sincere thanks to those who have patronized her School, and would give information that on the first Monday of April next, her School will be opened for the reception of young Ladies and little Misses of color.  The branches taught are as follows:  — Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, English Grammar, Geography, History, Natural and Moral Philosophy, Chemistry, Astronomy, Drawing and Painting, Music on the Piano, together with the French language.

The terms, including board, washing, and  tuition, are $25 per quarter, one half paid in advance.   Books and  Stationery will be furnished on the most reasonable terms.

                                                 (Liberator,  March 2, 1833, pg 3)


It is with a rush of pleasurable emotions that we insert, in another column, the advertisement of Miss P. Crandall, (a white  lady) of Canterbury, Connecticut, for a High School for young colored Ladies and Misses. This is a seasonable auxiliary to the contemplated Manual Labor School for Colored Youth.  An interview with Miss C. has satisfied us that she richly deserves the patronage and confidence of the people of color; and we doubt not that they will give her both.  The following extract from  a letter, received by us from a highly respectable gentleman, contains all that need be said in her favor:   (quote not signed)

In making the alteration in her School, Miss C. runs a great risk; but let her manifest inflexible courage and perseverance, and she will be sustained triumphantly.  Reproach and persecution may assail her, at the commencement, but they will soon expire.  Her terms are very low  — the branches which she proposes to teach are various  — she has a large and commodious house   — and the village of Canterbury is central and pleasant.


(Liberator, March 2, 1833, pg 3)