Montgomery activist Johnnie Carr, who has worked for civil rights for a half-century, was honored with the third Rosa Parks Woman of Courage Award March 18, sponsored by the Center and Troy State University Montgomery.
Center co-founder Morris Dees speaks at a conference hosted by the Gonzaga Institute for Action Against Hate, which will help establish the field of Hate Studies. The conference is co-sponsored by the Center.
To celebrate and expand our awareness of black history (and not just during Black History Month), the Center's Tolerance.org project publishes a series on little-known African American contributions to American history.
In a statement on behalf of the Center, Tolerance.org outreach associate Brandon Wilson says the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign should retire its racist mascot, Chief Illiniwek, because 'it is required by law and it is the right thing to do.'
In an attempt to avert a 'hostile takeover' of the Sierra Club by anti-immigration activists, Center co-founder Morris Dees is running for the board of directors of the well-known environmental organization.