Dr. Anthea Butler – Champion of the First Amendment Award

Anthea Butler is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. A historian of African American and American religion, Butler’s research and writing spans African American religion and history, race, politics, Evangelicalism, gender and sexuality, media and popular culture. A sought-after commentator on the BBC, MSNBC, CNN, The History Channel and PBS, Butler regularly writes opinion pieces covering religion, race, politics and popular culture for NBC Think, Religion News Service, The Washington Post and CNN. Her books include White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in America. Butler was a contributor to the joint report on Christian nationalism at the Jan. 6 insurrection by FFRF and the Baptist Joint Committee.

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Freedom From Religion Foundation