The Southern Poverty Law Center has won the return of almost $20,000 to a Latino migrant farmworker whose money was taken by police during a traffic stop in Alabama despite criminal charges never being brought against him.
Migrant workers who alleged they were forced to work for months without pay and endure squalid living conditions as they repaired apartments in the New Orleans area will finally be paid for their work under a settlement the Southern Poverty Law Center has reached with their employers.
In partnership with HBO and director-producer Paul Saltzman, the Southern Poverty Law Center has created a six-lesson teacher's guide for use with HBO's documentary "Prom Night in Mississippi," which chronicles the social boundaries crossed by students when their high school hosted its first integrated prom.
The Southern Poverty Law Center today urged Congress to investigate growing evidence that racial extremists are infiltrating the U.S. military and take steps to ensure that the armed forces are not inadvertently training future domestic terrorists.
Five years after a Southern Poverty Law Center lawsuit brought an end to the Aryan Nations' presence in northern Idaho, dozens of community members gathered to open a new facility dedicated to supporting human rights.
Southern Poverty Law Center attorneys in September filed a lawsuit seeking damages for Billy Ray Johnson, a mentally disabled black man knocked unconscious and left on a roadside by four young white men.
With school budgets tightening across the country, Southern Poverty Law Center staff are racing to meet an extraordinary demand for the free resources Teaching Tolerance offers educators. And thanks to generous donations from Southern Poverty Law Center supporters, every request is fulfilled.