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November 05, 2014

A quarter century ago, 6,000 people gathered in Montgomery, Alabama, to witness the dedication of the nation’s first memorial to the martyrs of the civil rights movement. Today, the Civil Rights Memorial remains a solemn tribute to sacrificed lives and a reminder that the march for racial and social justice continues.

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August 26, 2014

An SPLC lawsuit in Montgomery, Ala., has stopped the jailing of  indigent people who can’t pay traffic fines – a modern-day version of debtors’ prison that is finding new life across America.

Features and Stories
August 15, 2014

Residents of Montgomery, Alabama, gathered last night at the SPLC’s Civil Rights Memorial in memory of Michael Brown–the black teenager killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri–and other victims of police brutality.

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June 17, 2014

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) systemically puts the health and lives of prisoners at risk by ignoring their medical and mental health needs and discriminating against prisoners with disabilities – violations of federal law by a prison system that has one of the highest mortality rates in the country. The SPLC and the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP) filed suit to end the deplorable conditions in Alabama prisons.

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