Reverend Thomas Craven strongly opposed slavery and also believed that all people, regardless of their gender or ethnicity, deserved an education. His vision was behind Eleutherian College.
Questions and Answers
Question: How did the school get its name?
Answer: The name came from the Greek word eleutheros, which means “freedom and equality.” Many people in Lancaster were abolitionists and the town played an important role in the Underground Railroad.
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