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February 25, 2004

Center co-founder Morris Dees speaks at a conference hosted by the Gonzaga Institute for Action Against Hate, which will help establish the field of Hate Studies. The conference is co-sponsored by the Center.

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June 26, 2003

After a Texas rancher invited the vigilante border patrol group Ranch Rescue to guard his property in 2003, two Salvadorans crossing the U.S. border were terrorized and assaulted by members of the group. The Southern Poverty Law Center filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Salvadorans, obtaining more than $1 million in a settlement and judgments, including the title to Ranch Rescue’s Arizona headquarters.

Features and Stories
March 01, 2003

On January 25, 2003, about 75 white supremacists from various organizations staged a one-hour protest in front of the Center's offices and the Civil Rights Memorial.

Features and Stories
January 08, 2003

One of the nation's most notorious white supremacists, Matt Hale of the World Church of the Creator, has been arrested in connection with a plot to murder a U.S. District Court judge.

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January 08, 2003

Mamie Till Mobley, mother of Emmett Till, whose death exposed the brutality of the 1950s South, died January 6 in a Chicago hospital.

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November 18, 2002

U.S. District Court Judge Myron Thompson ruled in favor of plaintiff Stephen Glassroth November 18, finding that the monument to the Ten Commandments must be removed from public view in the Alabama Judicial Building.

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