2013.06 History: 50 Years after Schempp

Bob Seidensticker, author of the excellent Cross Examined blog, points out in today's essay that it's the 50th anniversary of the US Supreme Court decision in Abington v. Schempp, which prohibited Bible readings in public schools.

The school child in whose name the case was initiated was Ellery Schempp, who was a featured speaker at Madison's inaugural Freethought Festival 2 years ago. He subsequently devoted much of his life to promoting separation of church and state.

1 comment:

  1. FYI, I have a one-act play dramatizing the event that I developed with Ellery Schempp's help titled "One Step Braver". It's had a number of readings and a production in Milwaukee. I'd be happy to share the script for further readings. Nick Schweitzer jnschweitzer@gmail.com