Freethought in Black History and Culture - A Panel Discussion

Monday, May 7th 2012 at 12:00 pm
Monday, May 7th 2012 at 2:00 pm
Gould Memorial Library Auditorium at Bronx Community College of the CUNY- 2155 University Avenue and West 181st St
Many cite the role of religion in the struggle for racial equality, but it isn't the whole story. From slavery to the present day, atheists and agnostics have played a central and vital role in some of the most important and enduring parts of the African American experience: Abolition, Black Nationalism, the Harlem Renaissance and Harlem Radicalism, the Civil Rights movement, and the March on Washington. This groundbreaking panel discussion will explore the roots, progress, legacy, current state, and future of freethought in Black America.

Jamila Bey (Journalist and host of "SPARring With Jamila: The Sex Politics and Religion Hour" on Voice of Russia Radio)
Debbie Goddard (Director of African Americans for Humanism)
Jeffrey B. Perry (Professor and author of "Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism")
Ayanna Watson (Founder and President of Black Atheists of America)

Moderated by:
Marc Barnhill (Professor of English, Faculty Advisor to the Secular Humanist Club)

Following the discussion, panelists will answer questions from the audience. 

Sponsored by the Bronx Community College Secular Humanist Club, Center for Inquiry - New York City, Harlem Humanists, African Americans for Humanism, and Black Atheists of America.

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