350th anniversary of Rhode Island's "lively experiment" in religious freedom
Professor J. Stanley Lemons, Professor Emeritus of History, specializes in the history of American culture. His scholarly interests and publications have ranged over the topics of women’s history, African-American history, popular culture, American religion, social reform, and Rhode Island history.
After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri in 1967, Dr. Lemons came to Rhode Island College. His books include The Woman Citizen: Social Feminism in the 1920s (1973); Aspects of the Black Experience (1975); Rhode Island: The Independent State (1983); The First Baptist Church in America (1986); The Elect: Rhode Island’s Women Legislators, 1922-1990 (1990); FIRST: The First Baptist Church in America (2001); Rhode Island: The Ocean State (2004).