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August 2018

Aug
11

The Robert Ingersoll Washington, D.C., Walking Tour

Saturday, August 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Freedom Plaza, 13th and E St. NW
Free

Robert G. Ingersoll (aka "The Great Agnostic") was a 19th Century champion of Freethought, women’s rights, civil rights, and DC voting rights. This famous orator and critique of religion toured the US and delivered over 1,300 speeches to packed houses. Ingersoll lived and worked in Washington, DC. He argued cases before the Supreme Court, lobbied Congress and consulted with Presidents. This tour will visit the sites of his 2 DC homes, one on Lafayette Square, and the places where he worked and spoke in downtown Washington, DC.

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