About AAH


African Americans may be the nation’s most religious minority, but the churches and religious leaders don’t speak for many of us.

Today as in the past, many African Americans question religion and religious institutions. More and more of us stand for reason over faith. Freethought over authority. Critical thinking in place of superstition. Many of us are nonreligious; some are nontheistic.

African Americans for Humanism supports skeptics, doubters, humanists, and atheists in the African American community, provides forums for communication and education, and facilitates coordinated action to achieve shared objectives.

In an irrational world, those who stand for reason must stand together.

African Americans for Humanism is a program of the Council for Secular Humanism, headquartered at the Center for Inquiry–Transnational in Amherst, NY. It is directed by Debbie Goddard and an eight-member Advisory Committee.