Pilgrims on the Mayflower. The two figures above the disembarking Pilgrims hold an open Bible. The unfurled banner bears their words: “For the Lord is our God, the Holy One of Israel is our King.” Mural in the Massachusetts State House, Boston. Courtesy of Commonwealth of Massachusetts Art Commission.
The Massachusetts School Law of 1647 was known as the “old deluder Satan” law and established the first system of public education in the American colonies.
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