The Humanist Database

A look at some of the key players, institutions, and concepts in the story of the humanist movement in America.

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PublicationsHumanist Manifesto I | Humanist Manifesto II | Secular Humanist Declaration
PositionsAHA Humanist of the Year | Officer / Editor (of the AHA)
ProfessionsMinister / Religious Scholar | Social Activist | Psychologist / Clinician | Humanities / Social Sciences | Scientist / Doctor | Philosopher | Writer / Entertainer

A. Eustace Haydon, 1880-1975

A. Philip Randolph, 1889-1979

Abraham Maslow, 1908-1970

Academy of Humanism, 1983-

Arthur F. Bentley, 1870-1957

Albert Ellis, 1913-2007

American Humanist Association, 1941-

American Unitarian Association, 1825-1961

Andrei D. Sakharov, 1921-1989

Antony Flew, 1923-2010

Anton Julius Carlson, 1875-1956

Arthur Robert Jensen, 1923-2012

Association for Humanist Psychology,

B. F. Skinner, 1904-1990

Bart Bok, 1906-1983

Benjamin Spock, 1903-1998

Bernard Fantus, 1874-1940

Bertrand Russell, 1872-1970

Bette Chambers, 1930-

Betty Friedan, 1921-2006

Buckminster Fuller, 1895-1983

Carl Rogers, 1902-1987

Carl Sagan, 1934-1996

Charles Francis Potter, 1885-1962

Charles H. Lyttle, 1884-1980

Charles Judson Herrick, 1868-1960

Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle, 1882?-

Chicago Ethical Society, —

Columbia University, —

Committee for the Scientific Examination of Religion (CSER)*, 1985-2010

Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP), 1976-

Conference on Science, Philosphy, and Religion, —

Corliss Lamont, 1902-1995

Council for Democratic and Secular Humanism (CODESH),

Creation/Evolution,

Curtis Reese, 1887-1961

Cyrus Eaton, 1883-1979

Denis Rawlins,

E. Burdette Backus, 1888-1955

Edward Scribner Ames, 1870-1958

Edwin H. Wilson, 1898-1933

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1815-1902

Erich Fromm, 1900-1980

Ernest Nagel, 1901-1985

Ethical Culture Societies, —

Eugenie Scott, 1945-

Felix Adler, 1851-1933

Fellowship of Religious Humanists, —

First Unitarian Society (Madison, Wis.), —

Francis Crick, 1916-2004

Francis Ellingwood Abbot, 1836-1903

Fred Edwords, 1948-

Free Inquiry,

Free Mind,

Free Religious Association, 1867-

George Brock Chisholm, 1896-1971

George Burman Foster, 1858-1918

Gerald A. Larue, 1916-2014

Gerald Wendt, 1891-1973?

Gorden Allport, 1897-1967

Hans Jürgen Eysenck, 1916-1997

Harry Elmer Barnes, 1889-1968

Henry Morgentaler, 1923-2013

Hermann Joseph Muller, 1890-1967

Herrlee Glessner Creel, 1905-1994

Horace Friess, 1900-1975

Hudson Hoagland, 1899-1982

Humanist Fellowship, 1927-1935

Humanist Manifesto II,

Humanist Press Association, 1935-1941

Humanist Society of Friends*,

International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), 1952-

Isaac Asimov, 1920-1992

Jacob Bronowski,

James H. Leuba, 1868-1946

James Peter Warbasse, 1866-1957

James Randi, 1928-

Jerome Nathanson, 1907?-1975

John Dewey, 1859-1952

John H. Dietrich, 1878-1957

John Herman Randall, Jr., 1899-1980, 1899-1980

John R. Dill,

Joint Washington Office for Social Concern,

Joseph Blau, 1909-1986

Kendrick Frazier, 1942-

Laurie R. Godfrey, 1945-

Lawrence E. Jerome,

Leon Milton Birkhead, 1885-1954

Leo Szilard, 1898-1964

Lester A. Kirkendall, 1903-1991

Lewis A. McGee, 1893-1979

Linus Pauling, 1901-1994

Lloyd Morain, 1917-2010

Madalyn Murray O’Hair, 1919-1995

Marcello Truzzi, 1935-2003

Margaret Sanger, 1879-1966

Marjory Clay,

Martin Gardner, 1914-2010

Marvin Zelen, 1927-2014

Mary Calderone, 1904-1998

Maurice B. Visscher, 1901-1983

Max Otto, 1876-1968

Maynard Shipley, 1872-1934

Meadville Theological Seminary, —

New Humanist,

New York Society for Ethical Culture, —

Oscar Riddle, 1877-1968

Paul Blanshard, 1892-1980

Paul Kurtz, 1925-2012

Philip Klass, 1919-2005

Priscilla Robertson, 1910-1989

Pugwash Conferences, 1957-

Radical Religious Research Society, —

Rationalist Press Association,

Ray Hyman, 1928-

Raymond B. Bragg, 1902-1979

Religion and Bible Criticism Research Project*,

Richard T. Hull, 1939-

Roy Torcaso, 1910-2007

Roy Wood Sellars, 1880-1973

Rudoph Dreikurs, 1897-1972

Scientific Spirit conferences, —

Secular Humanist Declaration of 1980,

Secular Humanist Manifesto,

Sidney Hook, 1902-1989

Sir Julian Huxley, 1887-1975

Sir Richard Gregory, 1864-1952

Statement Affirming Evolution as a Principle of Science,

The Zetetic/The Skeptical Inquirer, 1976-

Thomas Paine, 1737-1809

Thomas Szasz, 1920-2012

Tolbert McCarroll, 1931-

Unitarianism,

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO),

University of Chicago Divinity School, —

Vashti McCollum, 1912-2006

William Rainey Harper, 1856-1906

World Health Organization (WHO)*, 1948-