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November 17 in freethought history…

November 17, 1866 - Freethought/anarchist activist and writer Voltairine de Cleyre is born in Leslie,  Michigan. Named after 18th century philosopher Voltaire, she was an atheist from an early age: her parents sent her to a Catholic school in Ontario in hopes of a … Continue reading

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June 20 in freethought history…

June 20, 1912 – Freethought/anarchist activist and writer Voltairine de Cleyre dies in Chicago, aged 45. Born in 1866 in Michigan and named after 18th century philosopher Voltaire, she was an atheist from an early age: her parents sent her to … Continue reading

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