A democratic organization supporting separation of state and church, and promoting understanding and acceptence of atheism and freethought in our community

A democratic organization supporting separation of state and church,understanding and acceptence of atheism 

and freethought in our community

AOF Activities & Events

Madalyn Murray O’Hair - a Documentary                                                                                                              Hits : 56
Sunday, March 26, 2023, 02:00pm - 04:00pm
Location :  Reason Center, 1300 Ethan Way, Rm 675, Sac., see map

Madalyn Murray O’Hair

She was not a pleasant person by all standards -- detractors called her "Mad Madalyn". But we promise that the real story of Madalyn Murray O’Hair, the truth behind the curtain, is ever so much more nuanced and interesting than Saint Patrick’s. Madalyn’s adult life was dark, funny, scary, poignant and powerful.

You might best know her for Murray v Curlett, the lawsuit that brought down the policy of mandatory prayer and bible reading in Baltimore public Schools. Join us to learn the secret history. Perhaps you will evolve a new conclusion, freethinker that you are.

From Variety.com:

“Godless in America,” produced by U.K. indie October Films for the BBC and the Sundance Channel in the U.S., follows the ongoing struggle of American atheists interwoven with the story of Madalyn Murray O’Hair, the founder of American Atheists, who was murdered in 1995 at age 76.

As usual, we will have a lively group discussion after viewing this documentary, with an opportunity to say just what you think about Madalyn & her legacy. We will be “all ears”!

Contact :  Email "programs (at) aofonline (dot) org", or see Contact Page
Park free in the lot. This is an in-person event, so be aware of COVID risks.
You may bring personal snacks & nonalcoholic beverages - or snacks to share as you wish.