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The Center has filed a federal law suit requesting that a Mississippi juvenile prison allow court advocates to speak with youth, a move which would allow the children to speak out in court.

A groundbreaking case and new legislation hope to end 'torture' of incarcerated youth.

Hosted by the Gonzaga Institute for Action Against Hate in association with the Center, a Spokane conference took crucial steps toward establishing the academic field of hate studies. Center co-founder Morris Dees attended and gave a keynote address.

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.

Racial slurs motivate a teacher to create a tolerance program funded by a Center grant.

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.

A five-minute feature about tolerance sponsored by the Center will air on public television stations across the country.

A group of U.S. senators visited the Civil Rights Memorial Feb. 13 as part a three-day tour of southern sites important to the Civil Rights Movementof the 1950s and 1960s.

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.'