Well, the truth is there is a long history of secularism and humanism in the African-American community and it’s long past time that the rest of us took notice. There’s also a way we can help the growing numbers of atheists and free-thinkers of color. It’s call the Day of Solidarity for Black Non-Believers and I encourage you to help spread the word.
That last link was to a brand new site, African-Americans for Humanism, and it’s one I’m really excited about. I salute Debbie Goddard and thank her for her work on this project. I’m a white dude, but I know how important this is and hope to see her soon overwhelmed with work as this project takes off. I will also be looking at ways I can help the cause.
But, you ask, what can AAH do for me? Well, they have a growing directory of local groups for black non-believers, information on important black humanists in history, and my personal favorite (!!!) a speaker bureau so we can make the our conferences and panels less monochrome!
Oh yeah, and they’re starting a multimedia awareness campaign. Seriously amazing, folks.
Okay folks, if you are a free-thinker of color, I hope you already new about AAH. If not, I’m glad I could do a small part to further their mission. If you’re not African-American, please help spread the word about AAH and the Day of Solidarity for Black Non-Believers