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Students and teachers at Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., are revisiting the historic events of 1957, when nine courageous black students enrolled there to test the Supreme Court's decision outlawing racial segregation in public schools, according to the Spring 2007 edition of Teaching Tolerance.

It's the dirty little secret of the white supremacist movement in America. Klan leaders with black girlfriends. A neo-Nazi caught with a black transvestite. A macho skinhead arrested while soliciting sex from Latino men. National Socialists affiliated with Satanists who promote sexual ceremonies involving children.

One of Florida's largest fruit and vegetable wholesalers has agreed to pay $215,000 to settle allegations of sexual harassment in one of the few such lawsuits ever brought on behalf of farmworker women in the United States.

The Southern Poverty Law Center lauded yesterday's arrest of a white former sheriff's deputy in one of the last major unsolved crimes of the civil rights era.

Gold Kist reached a final settlement with OSHA requiring the poultry company to pay over $80,000 in fines for regularly exposing workers to dangerous working conditions.

The Southern Poverty Law Center recently joined 31 state attorneys general and more than 210 law enforcement, professional, education, civil rights, religious and civic organizations across the country in support of federal hate crime legislation.

To assist with the FBI's review of unresolved civil rights era murders, the Center has provided the bureau's Civil Rights Unit with information about the deaths of dozens of people who may have been victims of racially motivated killings.

The Center filed suit today against two Klansmen who savagely beat a teenage boy at a carnival in Kentucky last July.

The U.S. Justice Department today announced it is re-examining many of the unsolved murders from the civil rights era. The Center recently provided the FBI with information about the deaths of dozens of people who may have been victims of racially motivated killings.

A jury trial in the Center's lawsuit on behalf of Billy Ray Johnson, a mentally disabled black man who was taunted, beaten and left unconscious beside a road by a group of young white men, will begin April 17 in Linden, Texas.