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Keeping the dream alive : the cases and causes of the Southern Poverty Law Center

Author: Booth Gunter; Southern Poverty Law Center.
Publisher: Montgomery, Ala. : Southern Poverty Law Center, ©2014 ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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In text and photographs, describes the history of the crusading lawsuits and causes of the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights organization founded in Montgomery, Alabama, by lawyers Morris Dees and Joe Levin. Includes accounts of the organization's founding in the wake of the civil rights movement; its many legal battles against the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacist groups; its lawsuits on behalf of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Booth Gunter; Southern Poverty Law Center.
ISBN: 9780990699019 0990699013
OCLC Number: 919963304
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 247 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 x 26 cm
Contents: Beginnings --
Burying Jim Crow --
Fighting hate groups --
Fighting for society's most vulnerable --
"Until justice rolls down like waters..." --
Remembering the martyrs.
Responsibility: by Booth Gunter.

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In text and photographs, describes the history of the crusading lawsuits and causes of the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights organization founded in Montgomery, Alabama, by lawyers Morris Dees and Joe Levin. Includes accounts of the organization's founding in the wake of the civil rights movement; its many legal battles against the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacist groups; its lawsuits on behalf of minorities, prisoners, children, women, the disabled, immigrants and other vulnerable members of society; its anti-bias education efforts; and its construction and operation of the Civil Rights Memorial.

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