Rep. Floren Honors Legacy of Prudence Crandall, Late State Rep. Betty Boukus

Posted on March 20, 2019 by admin


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Today, we celebrated Connecticut’s Heroine and an iconic American educator, Prudence Crandall. Prudence broke barriers by accepting young African American women into her school because she believed everyone had the right to a quality education. My late colleague and dear friend, State Rep. Betty Boukus, played a key role in securing funding for the statue commemorating Prudence, which can be found in the South Lobby of the State Capitol.