The year was 1963, when it all changed.
For those of you too young to remember (or were not yet even born) back in 1963 ... the first name that came to mind for me "regarding removal of school prayer" ... was the name Madalyn Murray O'Hair.
While she was not totally responsible for it, she did play a role and the MSM coverage was mainly all about her.
Who Was Madalyn Murray O'Hair?
Murray was known for her role in the landmark 1963 Supreme Court decision in Murray v. Curlett , which, combined with Abington v. Schempp , ended school prayer in public schools across the U.S. and turned her into the self-described "most hated woman in America."
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