Southern Poverty Law Center founders Morris Dees and Joe Levin were recognized recently for the work of the SPLC when the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) gave them its 2005 Margaret Chase Smith American Democracy Award.

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Taylor Branch emphasized the importance of making civil rights history pertinent for today's youth when he spoke at the Civil Rights Memorial Center (CRMC) here on Saturday.

Two cases filed in federal court yesterday charge that thousands of immigrant laborers involved in the reconstruction of New Orleans have been cheated out of their wages by major U.S. companies.

A federal court this week granted class action status to a Center lawsuit seeking reform of abusive employment practices that are rampant in the nation's forestry industry.

Coretta Scott King, the widow of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. who dedicated her life to continuing his work, has died. She was 78.

For years, Gerda Weissmann Klein has been speaking to students in schools across the nation about the horrors she survived during the Holocaust.

An Arizona court this week signed over the 70-acre compound formerly owned by Ranch Rescue vigilante Casey Nethercott to two El Salvadorans he terrorized nearly two years ago.

Facing the effects of decades of intolerance in their country, a group of Irish educators is turning to the Southern Poverty Law Center for tips on promoting tolerance in their own classrooms.

With the help of a Southern Poverty Law Center grant, Montgomery youth had the opportunity to create a lasting tribute to the Civil Rights Movement while learning the history of their city.

Gerda Weissmann Klein has found herself behind some high-profile lecterns, including the night she accepted the 1995 Academy Award for the film of her life, One Survivor Remembers.