Prudence Crandall, 1803-1890







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The Prudence Crandall Story

While I was working at The Connecticut Network (CT-N) as a Production Technician there were some slow news periods. Our producers encouraged us to come up with our own side projects. I had heard of this museum in Canterbury, Connecticut, dedicated to Connecticut's State Heroine Prudence Crandall and wanted to do something.

She was an amazing women who opened up a school for Afro American girls in the 1830's, much to the opposition of the town. She fought very hard for their rights to an education. She finally decided to close because it was getting too dangerous for the young girls.

It was an exciting project for me to work on. I pitched the idea, wrote the script, formed a crew and was given the green light. It was a very special experience for me and I loved producing it. I researched, interviewed, directed and edited. I couldn't have done it without the support of my crew and the producers. CT-N still airs the two videos to this day.

This particular one is about her life, her cause, her story and the second video is more about the museum itself. Enjoy!
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