What Is Black Humanism?

May 08, 2024 3:00PM—4:00PM


3pm PT/6pm ET Over the past several decades, there has been increased attention to disbelief within African American communities.  The growth in the percentage of the African American population labeled “nones” made this attention unavoidable. However, while statistical information has made it easier to identify African American disbelief in general and African American humanism in particular, what is captured by the label African American humanism—or more popularly Black humanism—has received less attention.  Is it a political movement?  A social movement? Drawing on his new book—The Black Practice of Disbelief—Anthony Pinn explores what we might learn about the beliefs and practices of humanism in African American communities by examining it as a new religion.