Promoting African-American Humanism
Weekly radio program Equal Time for Freethought featured Leighann Lord from CFI–Harlem/Harlem Humanists (and the We Are AAH campaign NYC spokesperson), Ayanna Watson of the Black Atheists of America, and Michael Lightsmith from CFI–Harlem/Harlem Humanists for a wide-ranging conversation on organizing nonbelievers and doubters in the black community, naturalism and secularism, and more.
It is generally understood that the struggle of Black Americans to overcome the numerous obstacles to freedom and empowerment that has been placed in their way has always been supported by their unwavering faith, and by the Black Church. But this is only part of the story. Black Americans also have a long and rich secular tradition that continues in the present day groups like the Harlem Humanists.
To report on what the Harlem Humanists have been doing, as well as telling us about some of their upcoming plans, we will be joined by Leighann Lord and Ayanna Watson, as well as one of the core group organizers of the Harlem Humanists, Michael Lightsmith.