State officials unveiled a lifelike statue Tuesday of one of the most important figures in Rhode Island history.
The statue of Thomas Dorr was celebrated during an afternoon ceremony outside the Senate chamber at the Statehouse.
State historian Patrick Conley calls Dorr the second most significant figure, after Roger Williams, in Rhode Island history.
Dorr led a rebellion in the early 1840s that led to expanded voting rights. Before the so-called Dorr Rebellion, only property owners were able to vote.
As you may or may not know, the TV show “Family Guy” killed off the family dog Brian Griffin. Thousands of fans are petitioning online to bring Brian back.
But one Providence resident is hoping to do more.
"Let’s strike while the iron is hot, and get a really dope statue in the city of Providence," said David Rocha in his online plea to get a statue in Providence.
That really dope statue he wants is of everyone’s favorite sarcastic martini swilling cartoon dog, Brian Griffin.