June 6 in freethought history…

June 6, 1962 – The Florida Supreme Court rules in Chamberlin v. Dade County Board of Public Instruction that mandatory “reading of the Bible…regular recitation of the Lord’s Prayer, grace and other sectarian prayers; singing of religious hymns; religious observance of the Christmas, Hannukka and Easter holidays, including instruction in the dogma of the Nativity and Resurrection…conducting a religious census and the use of religious tests for employment and promotion of school employees” in public schools did not violate either the state or federal constitutions.  The decision would be overturned two years later by the US Supreme Court.

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