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Person of the Month                             

Prudence Crandall (1803-1889)                                                                                  

A white woman who ran a school for girls in Connecticut. In 1832 she admitted a local black girl. When the parents of her white students demanded the black girl be removed, she dismissed all the white students and re-opened the school with all black students.


Question of the Month

What is the earliest time in your life that you can remember being aware that there were people in the world whose skin was a different color than yours?  What do you remember about it? 


Perspective of the Month

As human beings we are all more alike than we are different, regardless of the color of our skin. It is natural and good for people of all backgrounds to have relationships with each other, to care about each other, and to help each other.


Quote of the Month

"When I dare to be powerful - to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid." Andre Lorde (1934-1992)


This Month's Self-Quiz

1. Who was John Brown? When did he live? What did he do?

2. Why do you think many anti-racists say that being "colorblind" is not the goal?

3. What's one thing a good ally does to support the person he or she is being an ally to?

(The answers to these questions can be found on other pages of this web site. For #1 see Learning About Our Heroes and Heroines. For #2 see Understanding Racism - Helpful Perspectives. For #3 see What You Can Do - Being an Ally - 12 Keys. Start by going to the Home page and navigating from there. This will help you learn your way around the site.)