| Freethought Month
Declaring October the Month of Freethought was inspired by the
work done in Texas to commemorate the many German Freethinkers that
emigrated to this area, and several others across the US, during the
From 1845 to 1861, large numbers of Freethinkers from Germany settled
in the Texas hill country, founding several communities that were
often without churches and other influences of organized religion.
Modern-day freethinkers in Texas celebrate this heritage by organizing
Freethought Festivals and they have also worked very hard to erect
a permanent cenotaph commemorating the German settlers of yesteryear.
Freethought Month also features a special day entitled: Freethought Day - often celebrated on October 12.