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California Freethought Day

Sunday, October 15, 2017

California State Capitol Building

Freethought Gallery Inductees

At the very first Freethought Day, the Steering Committee decided to recognize a number of indivudals who contributed greatly to freethought. And every year since, new people were added to the list.

Learn more about California Freethought Day and past Freethought Days.

This Year's Inductee

We can't tell you who the 2017 Inductee is just yet, you'll find out at California Freethought Day.

Past Inductees

2016

Anne Gaylor

Feminist and Pro-choice Advocate

Anne Gaylor

Cleo Kocol

Writer and Activist

Cleo Kocol

2015

Oliver Sacks

 

Neurologist, Science Advocate, Author

Oliver Sacks

 

2014

Frank Zappa

Musician, Social Activist, Filmmaker

Frank Zappa

 

2013

Hypatia

Mathematician, Astronomer, Inventor, Philosopher

Hypatia

 

2012

Bayard Rustin

Civil Rights Activist, Socialist, Pacifist

Bayard Rustin

 

2010

Jane Addams

Co-Founded Women's Peace Party

Jane Addams

 

2009

Luther Burbank

Botanist, Horticulturist

Luther Burbank

 

2008

George Orwell

Author, Humanist

George Orwell

 

2007

 

Roger Williams

 

2006

Butterfly McQueen

Actor, Atheist

Butterfly McQueen

 

2005

Mary Wollstonecraft

Author, Philosopher, Feminist

Mary Wollstonecraft

Frederick Douglass

Abolitionist, Orator, Author, Statesman

Frederick Douglass

2004

Ernestine Rose

Freethinker, Feminist, Abolitionist

Ernestine Rose

Emma Goldman

Anarchist, Feminist

Emma Goldman

2003

William Phips

Govnernor, Ended Salem Witch Trials

William Phips

Denis Diderot

Philosopher, Art Critic, Author

Denis Diderot

Initial

Thomas Paine

Political Theorist, Philosopher, Revolutionary

Thomas Paine

James Madison

Founding Father, President

James Madison

 

Frances Wright

Author, Abolitionist, Social Reformer

Frances Wright

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Suffragist, Social Activist, Abolitionist

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

 

Matilda Joslyn Gage

Suffragist, Native American Rights Activist

Matilda Joslyn Gage

Thomas Jefferson

Founding Father, President

Thomas Jefferson

 

Robert Green Ingersoll

Lawyer, Agnostic, Orator, Politician

Robert Green Ingersoll

Mark Twain

Author, Lecturer, Humorist

Mark Twain

 

Clarence Darrow

Lawyer (Snopes Trial)

Clarence Darrow