Letters of Roger Williams examined at RWU

Author and ethnographic consultant Julie A. Fisher led students at Roger Williams University in an exercise in deciphering the 17th century writing of Roger Williams before giving a presentation on her book, Ninigret, Sachem of the Niantics and Narragansetts. RWU History Professor Dr. Charlotte Carrington-Farmer also invited Roger Williams Memorial Park Ranger John McNiff to give students a chance to try writing with quill pens and Rhode Island Historical Society Registrar Dana Signe Munroe who brought several original copies of Williams’ letters for students to examine. Click here for more photos of the event. Click here for a five-minute YouTube video of the event. Click here for the Providence Journal coverage of the event.

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