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The Southern Poverty Law Center today won a crushing jury verdict against one of the nation's largest Klan groups for its role in the brutal beating of a teenager at a county fair in rural Kentucky.

In the days after Civil Rights leader Rosa Parks died, educators contacted the Center voicing their appreciation for Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks.

Hundreds of mourners paid their respects Friday to a Civil Rights icon who changed their city and the nation.

Working with a California law firm, the Southern Poverty Law Center has filed an amicus curiae brief calling for the state's Supreme Court to maintain the right to same-sex marriage.

Through a special letter-writing campaign, Teaching Tolerance's supporters thank educators for their anti-bias efforts in schools.

The mother of the Civil Rights Movement has died. Her dignified defiance in the face of segregation helped this nation understand the power of nonviolent protest to create a more just world.

Thousands of Center supporters and friends traveled from across the country to gather in Montgomery for the dedication of the new Civil Rights Memorial Center and the Wall of Tolerance.

Center co-founder Morris Dees tells thousands of educators that they had a pivotal role in teaching children about tolerance.

Across the radical right, the hurricane and its aftermath were used to demean and dehumanize blacks. White supremacists reveled in the misery of black victims in ways that were sometimes astounding.