I was standing in the intake room at the juvenile detention center in Jackson, Mississippi, where two high school students had just been brought in from the small town of Terry, a few miles south of here.
A survey of approximately 2,000 teachers by the Southern Poverty Law Center indicates that the presidential campaign is having a profoundly negative impact on schoolchildren across the country, according to a report released today.
The Martin Luther King, Jr., Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center) today awarded its highest honor to SPLC founder Morris Dees. The Martin Luther King, Jr., Nonviolent Peace Prize is bestowed upon individuals who emulate and embody Dr. King's spirit.
Latinos with limited English proficiency are being treated more harshly for traffic offenses than others appearing before a parish court in Louisiana, according to a federal civil rights complaint filed today by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).
A for-profit prison operator has denied immigrant detainees access to attorneys at the Stewart Detention Center in Georgia, one of the nation’s largest immigrant detention centers, the SPLC and a coalition of civil rights activists and legal experts told government officials today.
Following the Watergate scandal in the mid-1970s, the U.S. Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities – popularly known as the Church Committee – issued reports revealing that federal agencies had spied on U.S. citizens for years.
I’m honored this weekend to be a participant in the 2016 Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage led by the legendary John Lewis and sponsored by the Faith & Politics Institute. Typically, we host the pilgrimage at the Civil Rights Memorial in front of our office during its journey through Alabama. But, this year, the pilgrimage is going to South Carolina instead of Alabama.