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Anne Hutchinson—Very Brave

Anne Hutchinson, who lived from 1591 until 1643, was a founder of Rhode Island. The core of the story is that Mrs. Hutchinson held that neither church nor state was needed to connect a believer to his or her God. As you might imagine, this assertion was a threat to the rulers of Massachusetts Bay Colony. In Massachusetts, church and state were intertwined and the average colonist was expected to adhere to established orthodoxies. Mrs. Hutchinson was termed a “leper” and banished to Rhode Island in 1638. There she worked with Roger Williams who had also been exiled from Massachusetts. Given

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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