The January 6, 2021, attack on the United States Capitol wasn’t ignited by President Donald J. Trump’s speech a mile away at the White House Ellipse. The spark that resulted in the firestorm that threatens our democracy was ignited much earlier. As Congress’ nine-member Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack holds hearings to reveal plot lines behind the insurrection, the Southern Poverty Law Center takes a comprehensive look. Explore our coverage:
Jan. 6 Hearings: Why they matter and what we can do together to protect democracy
Jan. 6 Committee Details Proud Boys, Oath Keepers Involvement in Capitol Insurrection
SPLC Statement for the Jan. 6 Select Committee on Proud Boys
Learning for Justice: Classroom conversations after the insurrection in Washington D.C.
Extremism lingers a year after U.S. Capitol insurrection
D.C. prosecutor points to Trump as ‘ringleader’ of Jan. 6 attack
‘We Shall Not Be Moved’: Democracy advocates come together
Update: State of D.C. one year after attack on Capitol
Video: One Year after January 6: What Comes Next?
Essay: One Year After Jan. 6, the Hard Right Digs In
Timeline: A Year of Extremist Mobilization Paved Road to January 6
Podcast: Red Flags Were Everywhere Leading Up to Insurrection
Policy Recommendations to Confront Violent Extremism