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Locating the Site


Map 1: Eastern half of the United States.
[Graphic] Map 1 with link to higher quality map.

Questions for Map 1

1. Locate Little Rock, Arkansas, and Canterbury, Connecticut (where Prudence Crandall operated her boarding school for young African-American women).

2. In what region of the country is Connecticut located? Was slavery permitted in Connecticut at one time? If so, when did it come to an end, before or after the Civil War?

3. In what region of the country is Arkansas located? Was Arkansas a slave state or free state prior to the Civil War?

4. The events that unite Canterbury and Little Rock occurred more than a century apart and in different regions of the country. What does this indicate about the struggle involved in securing civil rights for African Americans?

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