Category Religion

American Irony: Religious Freedom & African Enslavement in Colonial Newport

Newport, Rhode Island in the mid-18th century embodied two marked ironies. Settled a century earlier on the principles of religious freedom and civil liberties, the fledging colony would attract many of the world’s most persecuted religious minority groups including Quakers,… Continue Reading →

A Dialogue Between Two African Women

‘Twas mercy brought me from my Pagan land, Taught my benighted soul to understand That there’s a God, that there’s a Saviour too: Once I redemption neither sought nor knew. Some view our sable race with scornful eye, “Their colour… Continue Reading →

The Activist Cleric of the Early Civil Rights Movement

2013 is a special year for Newport, for Rhode Island and for the nation. It is the 350th anniversary of the Rhode Island Colonial Charter, one of the nation’s earliest compacts to affirm religious toleration and freedom. It is the… Continue Reading →

Provisional Liberty in Early Rhode Island

 2013 is the 350th anniversary celebration of the Rhode Island Royal Charter. Dated July 8, 1663, it was drafted by Dr. John Clarke of Newport. Clarke worked for over a decade to secure the charter from England’s King Charles II… Continue Reading →

© 2021 — Powered by WordPress

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑