Episode 238 - “The Trouble with Robert Ingersoll: Guilt by Association in a Revolutionary World”

July 02, 2015

This week on CenterStage, a sweeping presentation that captures the intellectual and religious climate of the Victorian age.

On August 16th and 17th, 2014, the Center for Inquiry presented a conference entitled “Robert Green Ingersoll and the Reform Imperative” at its headquarters in Amherst, New York. This event celebrated Ingersoll, perhaps the best-known unbeliever of America’s Gilded Age. Ingersoll was born in 1833 in Dresden, a village in New York’s Finger Lakes district. The conference placed Ingersoll in context with other freethinking reformers with roots in west-central New York State, such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frederick Douglass, and Matilda Joslyn Gage.

This week, Lauren Becker speaks on “The Trouble with Robert Ingersoll: Guilt by Association in a Revolutionary World.”

Lauren Becker was Director of Marketing at the Center for Inquiry, Associate Director of the Council for Secular Humanism, and the former co-host of   CenterStage.

 

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Episode 238 - “The Trouble with Robert Ingersoll: Guilt by Association in a Revolutionary World”

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