May 16 in freethought history…

asaphiliprandolphMay 16, 1979 - African-American civil rights activist Asa Philip Randolph dies in New York City, aged 90. Randolph was a key figure in the fight to end discrimination in the defense industry and the US military, and he was head of the 1963 March on Washington, during which Martin Luther King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Randolph generally identified as an atheist, and was named Humanist of the Year in 1970 by the American Humanist Association.

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