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Statue of Roger Williams
This statue of Roger Williams memorializes him in Roger Williams Park, Providence, Rhode Island

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Roger Williams, Founder of Rhode Island, Arrived in Boston
February 5, 1631

What is your religion or spiritual belief? In the U.S., we can take it for granted that people are free to follow any belief they wish. Elsewhere, this often isn't the case.

During the 17th century, people left England to escape religious persecution. Many colonists came to America to be able to freely practice their religions. Roger Williams was a defender of religious liberty who arrived in Boston on February 5, 1631.

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