In 1833, Prudence Crandall runs a girls boarding school in Canterbury CT. Trouble ensues when she accepts the application of Sarah Anderson, an African American.

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Andrew Singer

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Andy Lewis
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Episode credited cast:
Janice Rule ... Prudence Crandall
John Ericson ... Calvin Pilleo
King Donovan ... Rev. Mr. May
Ena Hartman Ena Hartman ... Ann Eliza Hammond
Ken Lynch ... Purdy
Anthony D. Call Anthony D. Call ... Charles Burleigh
Robert F. Simon ... Andrew Judson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charmaine Blakeney Charmaine Blakeney
Gloria Calomee Gloria Calomee ... Sarah Harris
Annazette Chase ... Student
Joel Fluellen Joel Fluellen ... Harris
Bonnie Franklin ... Deborah
Dabbs Greer ... Dr. Fenner
Judy Pace ... Student
Jean Sewell Jean Sewell ... Maria
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In 1833, Prudence Crandall runs a girls boarding school in Canterbury CT. Trouble ensues when she accepts the application of Sarah Anderson, an African American.

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English

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21 February 1965 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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The School In Connecticut
2 November 2006 | by theowinthropSee all my reviews

Janice Rule plays this lady, Prudence Crandall. She was a Quaker schoolteacher, who in Connecticut in the early 1830s shook up the state by opening a special school.

The Quakers, of all the various religious sects in America, was the most notable one in confronting slavery. They fought it. The first notable anti-Slavery writer and personality was John Woolman of Pennsylvania. It was a tradition that eventually involved Ms Crandall. Her school was for educating young African-American girls.

The story is a bitter one, as Prudence faced bigotry from the state and most of her neighbors, ending with the destruction of the school. It is memorialized in the state now, but it was a terrible act of bigotry in it's day. But then, contemporary to this incident, young William Lloyd Garrison was mobbed in Boston for his publication, THE LIBERATOR.


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