Freethought Today · Vol. 22 No. 8 October 2005

Published by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc.

FFRF at "Fighting Bob" Fest

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation set up a promotional table at the fourth annual "Fighting Bob" Fest held in Baraboo, Wis., saluting the memory of Robert LaFollette. About 5,000 people showed up on Sept. 10.

LaFollette, a Wisconsin governor, founded the Progressive Party, what is now the Progressive Magazine, and promoted the "Wisconsin Idea." LaFollette was also a freethinker. In his autobiography, he recalled the heady thrill of hearing 19th century agnostic orator Robert G. Ingersoll speak: "He liberated my mind. . . He was a rare, bold, heroic figure."

Pictured above: Annie Laurie Gaylor, Foundation co-president; Anne Gaylor, founder and president emerita; Sabrina Gaylor, 16, volunteer; Prof. Robert Kimbrough, volunteer; and Phyllis Rose, volunteer and Foundation officer. Also present was Dan Barker, Foundation co-president (and table photographer).


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