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Professor Wally Hebert


Roger Williams is best known as "the founder of Rhode Island." Few people realize that he was also a soldier, statesman, farmer, and preacher. Perhaps he is not well remembered because he is so hard to label. To him we owe the provisions in our government today of religious freedom and separation of church and state. Because of his new ideas and courage to express them, Roger Williams was considered a radical by many of the people of his day.



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