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June 22, 2004

A member of the anti-immigrant Ranch Rescue group has been convicted of felony gun possession, but will be retried on an assault charge.

Features and Stories
May 10, 2004

The Justice Department has announced a new investigation into the 1955 murder of Emmett Till in Money, Mississippi. Till's story is part of the Center publication Free At Last, soon to be reissued.

Features and Stories
March 22, 2004

Hosted by the Gonzaga Institute for Action Against Hate in association with the Center, a Spokane conference took crucial steps toward establishing the academic field of hate studies. Center co-founder Morris Dees attended and gave a keynote address.

Features and Stories
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.

Features and Stories
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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