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Teachers at Canterbury
Four white people are known to have been formal teachers at the Canterbury Female Academy during its life as a school for Black women and girls.
These four people were two pairs of siblings:
There was also an additional white teacher in the first Academy, whose life as a disabled person makes his story worthy of some attention, even though there is no evidence that he taught in the Academy when Black women were there.
Prudence Crandall (1803-1890)
Prudence Crandall in Rhode Island and Connecticut prior to reading The Liberator (1803-1832)
Prudence Crandall, Abolitionist Teacher, and the Canterbury Female Academy (1832-1834)
Prudence Crandall Philleo and the Peregrinations of Marriage (1834-1845)
Prudence Crandall in Illinois (
Prudence Crandall in Kansas (-1890)