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Twenty-five years ago, Michael Donald was on his way to the store when two members of the United Klans of America grabbed him, cut his throat and hung his body from a tree on Herndon Avenue in Mobile, Ala.
A new tragedy is unfolding in New Orleans. Immigrants doing backbreaking clean-up are being ruthlessly exploited while big companies hide behind subcontractors and line their pockets with public money. Meanwhile, the Bush administration looks the other way, just like it did in the days after Katrina hit.
Migrant farmworkers and farmworker advocates throughout Florida will gather in Wimauma, Fla., on April 25 to participate in an event sponsored by Esperanza: The Immigrant Women's Legal Initiative of the Southern Poverty Law Center and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Nearly a year after Mississippi officials promised to improve conditions at two state training schools, a federal court monitor reported few if any changes have actually been made.
Neo-Nazis and anti-immigration extremists responded to a highly publicized wave of immigration reform demonstrations in major U.S. cities with open calls for terrorist violence, including truck bombs, machine gun attacks, and assassinations of U.S. senators and members of Congress.
The Mississippi legislature yesterday passed a bill to fund community-based services for juvenile offenders and reform the state's juvenile justice system.
Jeff Sapp, a Teaching Tolerance curriculum specialist and writer, presented the Center's award-winning education kit, One Survivor Remembers, to an education conference March 9 in Las Vegas. The kit tells the story of Holocaust survivor Gerda Weissmann Klein.
The Southern Poverty Law Center's newest initiative, Esperanza, is tackling the widespread problem of sexual abuse and harassment in the workplace and giving immigrant women new hope.
On Friday, two representatives of the Center's Immigrant Justice Project (IJP) were in Washington, D.C., to advocate for the rights of exploited post-Katrina workers on two fronts.