Several black atheist groups — yep, there are many of them these days — are planning a Day of Solidarity on February 26th and hoping that it becomes a yearly tradition.
The idea is the brainchild of Donald Wright, author of The Only Prayer I’ll Ever Pray: Let My People Go:
If you’re interested in hosting or participating in a local event, the organizers want to hear from you. More information is here and here.
The idea of a Day of Solidarity occurred as a result of me pondering Black History Month with more focus on black free thinkers and non-believers. I felt that an effort should be given to assemble black non-believers in our local towns and cities eliminating the need for expensive travel. I visualized a special day of observance once a year on the 4th Sunday in February to promote fellowship, share experiences, meet new non-believers, and discuss the lives of black non-believers that our typical history books omit. Also, this could be the opportunity to encourage community activism.