Library Book Talk

On Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. Susan Strane discusses her new book: A Whole-Souled Woman: Prudence Crandall and the Education of Black Women.

The book chronicles how Prudence Crandall opened the first boarding school in America for African-American girls in Canterbury, Conn. in 1833. The school was advertised as a seminary for “young ladies and little misses of color.”

The town was not pleased. There were boycotts, intimidation, and even the poisoning of their well.

William Lloyd Garrison came to the defense of the school.

For more details, call the library at 508-696-4211, ext. 16