Robert Ingersoll in the 19th and 21st Centuries
NOTE: The lecture originally scheduled for this date, "Political and Legal Strategies: Advocating for Science and Secularism" by Michael DeDora and Nick Little, has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict.
Robert Ingersoll was the most sought-after political speechmaker from the 1860s until his death in 1899, and seen by more Americans than even the presidents. His freethought views may have marginalized his fame in the history books but he remains a humanist hero today. Jeff Ingersoll, Chair of the Robert Green Ingersoll Memorial Committee, will discuss the influence of the most famous American most people have never heard of and the ongoing efforts of people all across the country to keep his memory alive.
Jeff Ingersoll is a retired building restoration contractor and 7th cousin four times removed to the Great Agnostic. Jeff is active in the freethought movement and is chair of the Robert Green Ingersoll Memorial Committee, which maintains the Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum in Dresden, NY.
This talk will also take place earlier in the day at CFI-L.A. at 11 a.m.
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