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March 18: Marilla Marks Ricker

“The greatest danger which confronts our nation today is not political but religious,” said Ricker. “You cannot have free schools, free speech and a free press where the mind is not free.”

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June 4: Religion and Women’s Rights

Churches sometimes end up on the wining side after the battle has been won by Freethinkers!

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May 15: Votes for Women

A husband could beat his wife, or sell her, take all her property and her children. Down to the 19th century, women were denied the vote because the law specified only men.

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February 15: Susan B. Anthony

“I was born a heretic,” Anthony said. “I always distrust people who know so much about what God wants them to do to their fellows.”

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December 13: William Lloyd Garrison

“All Christendom professes to receive the Bible as the word of God, and what does it avail?”

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John Mill