April 3 in freethought history…

April 3, 1962 – The US Supreme Court hears Engel v Vitale, a case that originated in New Hyde Park, NY, where a group of families sued to end the public school’s practice of opening the day with a generic prayer to “Almighty God.” Later that year, the Court would rule in favor of the plaintiffs, striking down officially composed public school prayers.

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