Broadcast: May 14, 1940
Added: May 16 2013
This is the story of one of America’s first great advocates of religious freedom, Roger Williams (1603 – 1683).
The years passed and finally there came to all American’s liberty of conscience establishing those very truths, which brought about the banishment of Roger Williams in 1635. It was a victory of complete religious freedom, the freedom of Roger William’s Providence experiment. This religious freedom found fullest expression in the constitution of the United States, which declares, “congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Today this is one of America’s proudest heritages and it is for this that Roger Williams takes his place in the Cavalcade of America.