Article from 1945: Atheist Mother Forbids Son to Study Religion

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Article from 1945: Atheist Mother Forbids Son to Study Religion
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Fri, 11-04-2011 - 7:10pm

I saw this link in Google today.

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Registered: 12-20-2003

The Supreme Court decided in her favor in 1948, the case was "People of State of Illinois ex rel. Vashti McCollum v. Board of Education of School District № 71, Champaign County, Illinois, et al."


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Registered: 09-10-1999

Somewhat brave of her considering the time period, America's then growing fear of those "godless commies" and what was considered a "woman's place" at that time. I am impressed with the Supreme Court in finding in her favor. Its frustrating to me that we have to continually remind folks of the logic on which our country was founded.

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Registered: 12-20-2003

Their cat was killed, she lost her job and received threats, the family was pelted with tomatoes.

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Registered: 08-04-2005

That was very brave for the time!

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