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April 07, 2013

The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance project named 63 schools across the nation as Mix It Up Model Schools today for their exemplary efforts to foster respect and understanding among their students and throughout campus during the 2012-13 school year.


March 25, 2013

Forty-eight years ago, SPLC founder Morris Dees stood at the Alabama Capitol at the end of the Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march and heard Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speak on the importance of the vote in democracy. In his view, Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 — the section that contains extra voting rights protections that apply mainly to the South — is still necessary.