Thomas P. Sanzi
, of the state Department of Education, played the part of Dorr.Bedecked in a tricorn hat and cape, and carrying a flintlock pistol in his
belt and a brass-knobbed cane, Sanzi
role seriously, resisting attempts to draw him out of character. Sanzi
said the Department of Education is working up a curriculum to teach young Rhode Islanders more about their history, and particularly the Dorr Rebellion.He said he spent six months working with the Glocester Heritage Society and the Gloucester Light Infantry putting yesterday's proceedings together.He
hopes it will turn into an annual event.
began the struggle in the state legislature for the right to vote," Sanzi
...Dorr's Peoples Party threw its own election in 1842 and elected Dorr governor "overwhelmingly," Sanzi said.