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August 22, 2015

Today, while Julian’s family scattered his ashes at sea, his Southern Poverty Law Center family and friends gathered at the Civil Rights Memorial to remember him.

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August 16, 2015

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of legendary civil rights activist Julian Bond, SPLC's first president. He was 75 years old and died last evening, August 15, in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

Economic Justice

Fewer Alabamians will see minor traffic fines turn into a nightmarish cycle of court debt and incarceration after dozens of municipalities cut ties with Judicial Correction Services and other private ‘probation’ companies.

August 12, 2015
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August 06, 2015

Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, fulfilling our democracy’s promise to African Americans still bound by the chains of Jim Crow.

Hate & Extremism
August 01, 2015

Campaign aims to identify and eliminate government-sanctioned symbols honoring the Confederacy. Please send examples in your community.

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