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October 1 in freethought history…

October 1, 1847 - British women’s rights activist Annie Besant is born Annie Wood in London. She married young but soon separated from her clergyman husband, becoming a prominent lecturer for the National Secular Society, advocating for women’s rights and socialist … Continue reading

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September 20 in freethought history…

September 20, 1851 – English animal rights activist Henry Stephens Salt is born in Nynee Tal, India. Raised and educated in England, Salt was a pioneering advocate for vegetarianism and animal rights based on a rational understanding of humanity’s common … Continue reading

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