If you mention the name William Penn anywhere in America, he is immediately associated with the founding of Pennsylvania. For some, the iconic image of Penn treating with the Indians comes to mind; the story of his exemplary relationship with native peoples resonates with the public. For others, perhaps, Penn's political contributions to the founding of our democracy rise in their memory. His work in urban planning is still very much alive in the streets of his City of Brotherly Love. His political contributions are alive in our nation's constitution. His work as an author resounds even today as some of his works are still in print well over 300 years later. He left an exceptional legacy. Penn was a scholar, husband, father, champion of religious tolerance, developer, city planner, visionary and much more. Many books have been written about his life and contributions.

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