A congressional delegation led by U.S. Rep. John Lewis today laid a wreath at the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Ala., to honor the men and women who sacrificed their lives during the civil rights movement.
Latinos in Alabama have experienced harassment, hardship and discrimination, regardless of their immigration status, as a result of the state’s anti-immigrant law, HB 56, and the xenophobic climate it has created, according to a report released today by the SPLC.
Children and teens incarcerated in Mississippi will no longer be housed in a privately run prison or subjected to brutal solitary confinement under the terms of a groundbreaking settlement reached in an SPLC lawsuit.
A mother whose daughters were hit with pepper spray by a police officer at their school in Birmingham, Ala., joined the SPLC and a coalition of advocacy groups today to present the city council and Mayor William Bell with a petition signed by more than 25,000 people urging them to stop allowing police officers to discipline students with chemical weapons.
The Department of Justice’s decision to no longer defend a discriminatory law that denies spousal benefits to veterans in legal, same-sex marriages is welcome news for veterans who simply want equal treatment under the law.
In 2011, the Florida legislature passed a law that set juvenile justice back 40 years. The law, known as SB 2112, allows sheriffs to house young people in adult jails without the protections developed over the years for children in the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice.
Anti-gay misinformation reverberates in our nation’s schools. One of the biggest and most dangerous lies promoted is the claim that gay people can change their sexual orientation through what is commonly known as “ex-gay” or “conversion” therapy. Counter the false propaganda with the most powerful tool at your disposal – facts.
This Valentine’s Day we celebrate love with the television premiere of The Loving Story on HBO. The documentary film tells the story of Mildred and Richard Loving, an interracial married couple who were arrested in 1958 for violating Virginia’s miscegenation laws. Teaching Tolerance produced the educational guide for the film.