Mary Dyer Statue

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    Mary Dyer Statue

    Mary Dyer was a Quaker who fought for religious freedom. In 1660 these beliefs were considered a crime, and she was persecuted for practicing Quakerism and eventually hanged for it.
    Mary Dyer’s Martyr’s Death had a significant influence on the legalization of religious freedom and the Constitution’s Bill of Rights.

    The statue, located not far from where she was executed, depicts her sitting quietly on a bench. The bronze sculpture, created by Sylvia Shaw Judson, portrays Mary Dyer’s qualities of courage, compassion, and peace.

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    • Activism and Feminism
    • Religion and Ethnic Culture
    Address: 151 Bowdoin St, Boston, MA 02108
    The Mary Dyer Sculpture is featured on the Boston Women's Heritage Trail.
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    Boston History in a Minute: Mary Dyer

    Mary Dyer is the subject of this week's Boston History in a Minute. A determined and principled woman, she fell out of favor in Massachusetts and was banished and later executed.