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Portsmouth High School- RI Charter Initiative

With James Wermuth

11 am     Colony House, Washington Square, Newport.

Meet historian, conservator and author James Wermuth at the Colony House to talk about the Rhode Island Charter, the document that John Clarke managed to convince the King of England to sign, granting autonomy to the colony of Rhode Island. The Charter granted something to Rhode Islanders never before granted: freedom to practice the religion of their choice. 2013 is the 350th Anniversary of this revolutionary document!

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