MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Southern Poverty Law Center has named an interim president after its founder was fired and its president resigned.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The head of the Southern Poverty Law Center on Friday announced that he is stepping down, the latest high-profile departure from the watchdog organization best known for...
Former Obama aide to review civil rights law firm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A one-time aide to former first lady Michelle Obama will review workplace practices at a prominent civil rights law firm that fired its founder.
High-profile firing adds to troubles for watchdog group
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The high-profile firing of the co-founder of a liberal group best known for monitoring hate organizations is only the latest trouble for the nonprofit, which got its start...
Civil rights organization announces dismissal of founder
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center, a nationally known nonprofit that monitors hate organizations, said Thursday it had fired co-founder Morris Dees, who once...
Evie Bruins fought white supremacists in Idaho; son Randy advocates “love, not hate,” in Montana
MISSOULA -- Years ago, Evie Bruins played a role in shutting down the Aryan Nation compound in Hayden Lake, Idaho.
"Everyone knew that there were white supremacists over there. Skinheads," said Bruins, now of Missoula. "We knew what they were, that they were dangerous people."
She remembers sitting shoulder to shoulder talking about the compound with lawyer Morris Dees, who founded the Southern Poverty Law Center and fought the white supremacists.
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