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Pell added voice to 1980s school prayer debate

U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell of Rhode Island spoke out against the return of school prayer on March 7, 1984. (WJAR)

It's been about 56 years since prayer was banned in public schools across the country, but there was an effort in the 1980s to bring it back.

A beloved U.S. senator from Rhode Island spoke out against the return of school prayer on March 7, 1984.

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