A quarter century ago, 6,000 people gathered in Montgomery, Alabama, to witness the dedication of the nation’s first memorial to the martyrs of the civil rights movement. Today, the Civil Rights Memorial remains a solemn tribute to sacrificed lives and a reminder that the march for racial and social justice continues.

Voting rights are being eroded by new state laws, to the consternation of many, including one elderly Alabama women who paid poll taxes and took literacy tests during the Jim Crow era.

The SPLC has joined the AARP and the National Health Law Program in filing an amicus brief in a case that could determine whether millions of Americans will have access to health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

A Wayne Farms poultry processing plant in Alabama has been fined more than $100,000 as a result of a federal complaint by the SPLC that described how workers were forced to endure unsafe and abusive conditions. 

News reports from across the country showed that plenty of students took time to meet someone new.

Research shows that children prosecuted in the adult criminal justice system are more likely to reoffend than those held in the juvenile justice system. But thousands continue to be sent into adult courts every year in the Deep South. The SPLC is working to reform this practice.

As more attention is focused on race and mass incarceration in the United States, the SPLC’s Teaching Tolerance project has released a guide to help educators use The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness in high school classrooms.

An estimated 1 million students across the country will step out of their cliques and challenge stereotypes today as part of National Mix It Up at Lunch Day – an event designed to foster respect among students by asking them to sit with someone new at lunch for just one day.

The SPLC urged federal officials today to investigate Louisiana’s Coordinated System of Care program, which is failing to prevent young people with severe behavioral health needs from being unnecessarily funneled into detention centers and hospitals.

SPLC helps pass legislation allowing Louisiana students to return to public school after being denied enrollment because of their age.