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Morris Dees
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Length: 11:14

On November 6, 2007, Alabama attorney Morris Dees, co-founder and chief trial counsel of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), visited the SIUC campus to present the Bill and Molly Norwood Fellowship Lecture for the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. This segment captures portions of Dees’ lecture entitled “And Justice For All” during which he recounts his experiences battling hate groups throughout the country for over 35 years. Dees shares the history of the non-profit SPLC, which he founded in 1971 with law partner Joseph J. Levin, Jr., and discusses some of the organization’s latest cases. He also discusses the rise in hate crimes in the U.S. and the importance of teaching tolerance, love, and respect for others

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Link To video segment: Episode: 306