Thursday, February 23, 2012


Mandisa Thomas of Atlanta is featured alongside Langston Hughes on a billboard in Atlanta that's part of a campaign featuring icons of the civil rights movement who were not religious, sponsored by the group African Americans for Humanism. RNS photo by Bob Mahoney.

Topics: Ethics, Race & Ethnicity,
Beliefs: Freethought (Atheist, Humanist, Agnostic)
Tags: african-american atheists, civil rights, mandisa thomas

Blacks say atheists were unseen civil rights heroes

Why is Martin Luther King, a Christian, remembered by so many for his contributions to the civil rights movement while A. Philip Randolph, an atheist, is honored by so few? That is a question many black nonbelievers are asking this Black History Month. By Kimberly Winston.
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N.J. governor defends remarks on civil rights

TRENTON, N.J. (RNS) In the midst of a heated battle over gay rights, Gov. Chris Christie defended his recent remarks on civil rights, calling one his New Jersey critics "numbnuts." By Matt Friedman and Jenna Portnoy. 250.
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Sketches of famous black atheists

(RNS) Sunday's (Feb. 26) ``Day of Solidarity for Black Non-Believers, will include a remembrance of African-American atheists of the past. Here's a list of some famous (and not-so-famous) black nonbelievers. By Kimberly Winston.
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