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Southern Poverty Law Center

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) was founded in 1971 as a nonprofit organization specializing in civil rights law. Since then, the SPLC has tirelessly advocated and fought for minorities, the poor, the powerless, gender equality, prison reform, juvenile justice reform, public school reform, a healthy workplace, the disabled, migrant workers and immigrants, and gay rights. Decades of hard work and accomplishments can be summarized in SPLC’s slogan: “Fighting Hate, Teaching Tolerance, and Seeking Justice.” To honor the achievement and memory of those who fought and died during the civil rights movement, the SPLC dedicated the Civil Rights Memorial in 1989 at its office in Montgomery, Alabama. The Civil Rights Memorial Center, adjacent to the memorial, opened in 2005. It is an interactive visitors’ ...

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