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January 13 in freethought history…

January 13, 1810 - Atheist, feminist and abolitionist Ernestine Rose is born Ernestine Louise Polowsky into a Jewish family in Poland in 1810. She began to question religious orthodoxy and traditional assumptions about women from an early age. After extricating herself from … Continue reading

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January 9 in freethought history…

January 9, 2015 – Saudi journalist and blogger Raif Badawi receives 50 lashes in public for supposedly “insulting Islam.” Badawi was convicted in 2013 for publishing articles critical of Muslim leaders and institutions, and was sentenced by a Saudi court … Continue reading

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July 30 in freethought history…

July 30, 1889 – Publisher and atheist activist E. Haldeman-Julius is born Emanuel Julius in Philadelphia. Haldeman-Julius is best known as publisher of the Little Blue Books, which introduced millions of readers to works of philosophy, history, science and more for … Continue reading

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