July 26 in freethought history…

goraJuly 26, 1975 – Atheist activist and author Goparaju Ramachandra Rao (“Gora”) dies in Vijayawada, India. Along with his wife Saraswathi Gora, he founded India’s Atheist Centre, which still operates today. Gora wrote numerous books on atheist topics and was one of the founders of the first World Atheist Conference in 1972.

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