Mary Dyer: Friend of Freedom
Mary Dyer (1611-1660) is the first book in our Big Biography series. It tells the remarkable story of one woman’s two-decades long struggle to make sure that people were free to worship as they pleased. To do this, she had to battle some of the most powerful men in the Massachusetts Bay Colony — men who would hang, imprison or torture anyone whose religion they didn’t like. In her struggle, she battled for religious rights, women’s rights, and the rights of the poor. She helped start two towns in Rhode Island, became an early woman minister, and remained a loyal friend to all those around her. Find out how this humble but brave Quaker woman inspired kings, governors and everyday people to guarantee religious freedom for everyone. Celebrate this civil rights hero with your copy of Mary Dyer, Friend of Freedom!