Harriet Law

On this date in 1831, Harriet Law was born in the United Kingdom. She and her husband, Mr. Law, attended lectures at Secular Hall in order to debate the speakers, and wound up being deconverted. Together they worked for secular causes and for 30 years she was the only "woman secularist" in England. According to freethought historian Joseph McCabe, "she had to endure much insult and even assault." She edited the Secular Chronicle in 1878. D. 1897.

Compiled by Annie Laurie Gaylor

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