September 3, 2017 all-day
Sept 3, 1803. Born to a Quaker family at Hopkinton, RI, this American schoolteacher sparked controversy in the 1830s with her efforts to educate black girls. When her private academy for girls was boycotted because she admitted a black girl, she started a school for young ladies and misses of colour. Died Jan 28, 1890, at Elk Falls, KS.
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