The Life and Times of Butterfly McQueen

“As my ancestors are free from slavery, I am free from the slavery of religion.” –Butterfly McQueen, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, October 8, 1989 Butterfly McQueen was born Thelma MacQueen in Tampa, Florida, in January 1911. Her... Read More

Humanist Profile: Faye Wattleton

“In the name of morality and religion, these extremists have taken it upon themselves to return us to the days when the poor were expected to practice self-control while the rich practiced birth-control—or they were... Read More

Humanist Women in History: Eleanor Smeal

March is Women’s History Month in the United States, the UK, and Australia. In commemoration we bring you the final installment of this year’s four-part series, Humanist Women in History. Read last week’s profile on Barbara... Read More