Channel Videos from Southern Poverty Law Center

Berri Chaney: 'Applebee’s turned me away because of who I am'
506 views - 05/21/20
The U.S. Supreme Court should ban anti-LGBTQ+ job discrimination. That would have protected Berri Chaney when Applebee's refused to allow...
CRMC Virtual Tour 2020
728 views - 05/12/20
Join the Southern Poverty Law Center's Tafeni English and David Hodge for a virtual tour of the Civil Rights Memorial Center, located...
What is antigovernment extremism?
719 views - 05/05/20
We began tracking antigovernment extremist groups in the mid-90s after a series of events sparked a rise in militia groups throughout the...
25 years later, Oklahoma City bombing still inspires antigovernment extremists
554 views - 04/23/20
The Southern Poverty Law Center has tracked antigovernment extremists since 1994, a year before the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19,...
Year in Hate and Extremism 2019
658 views - 03/19/20
The Southern Poverty Law Center t identified 940 hate groups operating across the country in 2019, a slight decline from the all-time...
SPLC and SPLC Action Fund Name Margaret Huang as President and CEO
2,226 views - 02/03/20
Internationally renowned human and civil rights leader Margaret Huang has been hired as the Southern Poverty Law Center's and SPLC Action...
Courtney Davis discusses her husband’s struggles with healthcare in Alabama prison
249 views - 01/31/20
Courtney Davis’ husband – David Davis – has struggled with multiple untreated hernias since his incarceration in 2018. Here, she tells...
Dena Dickerson talks about helping others with life after prison in Alabama
142 views - 01/31/20
Dena Dickerson was given a sentence of 114 years in prison. After her release, Dena dedicated her life to helping others with their...
Sandy Ray discusses her son’s death in Alabama prison
614 views - 01/31/20
Sandy Ray’s son – Steven Davis – died in October 2019 after being beaten by correctional officers at Donaldson Correctional Facility....
Teaching Hard History: American Slavery, in grades K-12
216 views - 01/29/20
Teaching the history of American slavery in K-12 schools is a crucial part of confronting slavery’s modern-day legacies of racism, mass...
No Place For A Child - Kathy Quarles
118 views - 01/29/20
Florida prosecutes more children for felonies in the adult criminal justice system than any other state. James Powell's son is one of...
No Place For A Child - Michelle Rothwell
88 views - 01/29/20
Florida prosecutes more children for felonies in the adult criminal justice system than any other state. James Powell's son is one of...
No Place For A Child - Kim Lawrance
131 views - 01/29/20
Florida prosecutes more children for felonies in the adult criminal justice system than any other state. James Powell's son is one of...
SPLC's Michael Hayden talks about Trump adviser Stephen Miller's anti-immigrant emails to Breitbart
328 views - 01/16/20
Investigative reporter Michael Edison Hayden reviewed more than 900 leaked emails written by White House adviser Stephen Miller to...
Reform Florida's Rehabilitation Cap
382 views - 01/13/20
Florida’s penal system is one of the nation’s harshest because Florida abolished parole in 1983, and since the late 1990s has placed a...
We Have an Obligation: Breaking down the Trump administration’s war on asylum-seekers
852 views - 12/06/19
Since taking office, the Trump administration has enacted policy after policy aimed at eviscerating the legal rights of people seeking...
In his own words: Stephen Miller shares racist ideas central to Trump immigration policy
1,320 views - 11/25/19
Hatewatch reviewed more than 900 emails leaked by a former Breitbart editor, who corresponded with White House adviser Stephen Miller...
Women Forced to “Remain in Mexico” Share Stories From Migrant Shelter
584 views - 11/19/19
The Trump Administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy grants U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials authority to send certain...
Voting Rights Panel CRM30
246 views - 11/05/19
Join SPLC’s Nancy Abudu and special guests for a thought-provoking discussion about voting rights and the civil rights movement.
End Mississippi's Lifetime Voter Ban
388 views - 10/16/19
In Mississippi being convicted of certain disqualifying offenses means you lose your right to vote for life, unless the governor or state...
SPLC is Fighting Florida's Modern-Day Poll Tax
467 views - 10/02/19
On November 6, 2018, nearly 65% of Florida voters passed Amendment 4, immediately reinstating the voting rights of approximately 1.4...
Trump’s war on asylum-seekers has created a humanitarian crisis
454 views - 09/26/19
The United States has long offered a promise of opportunity and safety to arriving immigrants. We work to ensure that our country...
This is Why the Family Research Council (FRC) is a Hate Group
1,334 views - 08/17/19
The Family Research Council (FRC) is listed as an anti-LGBTQ hate group by the SPLC for its demonizing rhetoric about the LGBTQ...
Two years after Charlottesville
2,870 views - 08/12/19
Two years ago today, the nation awoke to the reality of a surging white nationalist movement and the murder of Heather Heyer. Heather...
Basic Ordering Agreements 101
1,230 views - 07/30/19
On January 17, 2018, 17 Florida counties announced that they would enter into a new cooperation agreement with Immigration and Customs...
SPLC files suit against Florida's unconstitutional immigration enforcement law
528 views - 07/16/19
Florida's anti-sanctuary city law requires state and local entities and law enforcement agencies to enforce federal immigration laws and...
50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising
594 views - 06/21/19
Police raids were frequent and expected among the gay bars in Greenwich Village in the late 1960s. In every state except Illinois, simply...
Paul Nehlen on “accelerationism”
2,007 views - 06/12/19
Former GOP candidate for congress Paul Nehlen appeared on an extremist podcast to “celebrate” mass shootings on April 29, 2019. (Part 2)
Paul Nehlen on “terrorism”
1,148 views - 06/12/19
Former GOP candidate for congress Paul Nehlen appeared on an extremist podcast to “celebrate” mass shootings on April 29, 2019. (Part 1)
Young, Gay and Free from Detention: ‘Now I’m everything I wanted to be’
13,605 views - 06/05/19
Juan Carlos Herrera-Zapata, a 26-year-old Honduran immigrant, knew he was gay from the time he was a little boy. Shunned by family...
The Adult Criminal Justice System is No Place for a Child
549 views - 05/16/19
Every year, as many as 200,000 children become adults in the eyes of the law. They may be too young to vote, drink, join the military,...
What does the hate group Federation for Immigration Reform (FAIR) really stand for?
601 views - 05/14/19
For the past 40 years, the Federation for Immigration Reform (FAIR) has worked tirelessly to demonize non-white immigrants. This video...
Federal Judge Rules on ADOC's Failure to Prevent Prisoners’ Deaths by Suicide
297 views - 05/07/19
In January 2019, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP) asked for immediate...
Hate at School, a report by SPLC's Teaching Tolerance project
498 views - 05/02/19
Too many students go to schools where they are taunted, harassed and targeted, and where they aren’t safe. Maureen Costello, Director,...
“Eric Striker” at Unite the Right
18,754 views - 05/01/19
“Eric Striker” Marches with Traditionalist Worker Party at the Unite the Right event in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017
Alt-Right Book Burning Event 2017
19,886 views - 05/01/19
“White Sharia”: Mike Peinovich, “Eric Striker” and Sacco Vandal at an Alt-Right Book Burning Event in 2017
What's $10 of marijuana worth? 15 months in jail.
489 views - 04/30/19
Wesley Shelton spent 15 months in jail and ended up with a felony conviction — for having $10 worth of marijuana. Keeping him in custody...
No Place for a Child - Jessica Helsinger
162 views - 04/18/19
Florida prosecutes more children for felonies in the adult criminal justice system than any other state. Jessica Helsinger is part of No...
No Place for a Child - Ingrid Delgado
228 views - 04/18/19
Florida prosecutes more children for felonies in the adult criminal justice system than any other state. Ingrid Delgado explains that...
No Place for a Child - James Powell
197 views - 04/18/19
Florida prosecutes more children for felonies in the adult criminal justice system than any other state. James Powell's son is one of...
No Place for a Child - Marquis MacKenzie
130 views - 04/18/19
Florida prosecutes more children for felonies in the adult criminal justice system than any other state. Marquis MacKenzie was one of...
SPLC interim president and CEO Karen Baynes Dunning
395 views - 04/17/19
SPLC interim President/CEO Karen Baynes-Dunning in her own words on the challenges facing SPLC, the kind of workplace our staff deserve...
Unjust, Expensive, & Out-of-Step: Louisiana’s Habitual Offender Statute
744 views - 04/17/19
Louisiana’s Habitual Offender Statute is a major contributor to the state’s notoriously high incarceration rate. Under the Habitual...
SPLC, Flor de Toloache - David y Goliat (Official Video)
479 views - 03/05/19
The Southern Poverty Law Center has partnered with Latin Grammy Award-Winning mariachi band Flor de Toloache to produce “David y Goliat.”...
SPLC—The Year in Hate and Extremism
1,621 views - 02/21/19
The Southern Poverty Law Center releases "The Year in Hate and Extremism."
SPLC—The Year in Hate and Extremism
4,262 views - 02/20/19
The Southern Poverty Law Center releases "The Year in Hate and Extremism."
The State of the Border: A Crisis of Trump's Own Making
1,434 views - 02/06/19
SPLC's Mary Bauer gives the State of the Border from Tijuana, Mexico, where she and other SPLC attorneys are providing legal assistance...
End Mississippi's Lifetime Voting Ban | Dennis Hopkins - Holly Springs, MS
539 views - 02/05/19
Dennis Hopkins completed his sentence for grand larceny over sixteen years ago. He is the owner of a towing business in Holly Springs, a...
A Crusader without Violence: The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Montgomery bus boycott
447 views - 01/18/19
Historian and Alabama State University professor Derryn Eroll Moten discusses the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and the significance...
Alabama's marijuana laws: draconian, racist and a monumental waste of taxpayer money
772 views - 12/11/18
Alabama spent an estimated $22 million to enforce its unnecessarily harsh and discriminatory marijuana laws in 2016, needlessly ensnaring...
Susan Bro: Heather Heyer didn't set out to be a martyr
428 views - 12/06/18
Susan Bro's daughter Heather Heyer was killed during the violence that accompanied the racist, far-right 'Unite the Right' rally in...
Webinar: How to GOTV on your college campus
132 views - 10/29/18
First you registered – now what? Find out how you can continue to encourage voter participation on your campus. This webinar includes...
SPLC on Campus | Why I Vote
391 views - 10/23/18
There are countless reasons why you should get out and vote this November. Here are a few reasons why millennials across the nation are...
A citizen's right: James Meredith's son reflects on his father's legacy
667 views - 10/01/18
John Meredith, the son of civil rights leader James Meredith, discusses his father's legacy. James Meredith integrated the University of...
We cannot accept the bigotry of the Values Voter Summit
526 views - 09/19/18
The nation’s most extreme anti-LGBT groups and their leaders are gathering in Washington DC Sept. 21-23 for what they call the “Values...
SPLC On Campus | How to Run a Voter Registration Drive
303 views - 09/19/18
Running a voter registration drive is a simple way to have a meaningful impact on your campus, and nation. Learn how to host a voter...
Webinar: How to Run a Voter Registration Drive
285 views - 09/18/18
September 12th, 5 pm EST/2 pm PST Excited about hosting a voter registration drive but not sure where to begin? Watch this webinar,...
'Why not my son?' How Sonnie Hereford IV and his dad integrated Alabama's public schools
2,863 views - 09/07/18
Dr. Sonnie Hereford III was a civil rights leader in Huntsville, Alabama. After hearing Dr. Martin Luther King speak about the need to...
Unboxing First We Register, Then We Vote tool-kit | SPLC on Campus
680 views - 08/22/18
As voter registration momentum builds leading up to the midterm election, SPLC on Campus is sending out free resources to help college...
10 Ways to Fight Hate
19,497 views - 08/06/18
A year ago next Saturday, hundreds of racists marched through the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, leaving death in their wake and a...
Whose Heritage? SPLC's Heidi Beirich and Lecia Brooks discuss Confederate symbols
2,568 views - 06/04/18
Today we’re releasing our updated “Whose Heritage? Public Symbols of the Confederacy” report. We counted 1,728 monuments, place names and...
Money Bail
291 views - 05/30/18
Nobody should be required to post bail beyond what they can afford--yet the bail industry survives only because bail is set beyond what...
Life in Louisiana: Sandra Starr
1,291 views - 04/09/18
Sandra Starr went from an abusive home to an abusive relationship that landed her in prison for life. She dreams of reuniting with her...
Life in Louisiana: Aubry Sikes
611 views - 03/22/18
Aubry Sikes was incarcerated at 20. Parole eligibility “would be like a light at the end of the tunnel" — an opportunity to be a...
The history of Michael Donald and the case that took down the Klan
7,372 views - 03/20/18
Nineteen-year-old Michael Donald was on his way to the store in 1981 when two members of the United Klans of America abducted him, beat...
Life in Louisiana: Aaron Brent
786 views - 03/12/18
Aaron Brent arrived in Angola when he was 19 years. He is now 60 years old. He is serving life in Louisiana.
Life in Louisiana
508,043 views - 03/05/18
4,800 people are serving life without parole in Louisiana. That’s more than the number of people serving life without parole in Alabama,...
SPLC talks about teaching hard history with Prof. Hasan Jeffries
871 views - 02/20/18
SPLC’s Maureen Costello and Professor Hasan Jeffries on the SPLC’s new report: Teaching Hard History. The report concludes that schools...
SPLC president interviews Timothy Snyder
3,060 views - 01/30/18
SPLC president Richard Cohen interviews Timothy Snyder, a historian and professor of history at Yale University, about his book On Tyranny.
SPLC president talks civil rights, Trump & Sessions with Joyce Vance
768 views - 01/29/18
SPLC President Richard Cohen and former US Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama Joyce Vance discuss President Trump, Attorney...
Law Enforcement Response to Hate Events
6,333 views - 10/20/17
Law enforcement officers may be tasked with upholding the free speech rights of hate group members — even hard-core racists — in the face...
Police body camera footage obtained by SPLC shows aftermath of ICE shooting
2,753 views - 10/11/17
On July 20, 2016, in Laurel, Mississippi, an ICE agent shot an unarmed man in the street. The SPLC obtained video footage captured by a...
Unequal Education in Mississippi
982 views - 09/26/17
The promise of an education in Mississippi’s constitution is among the weakest in the nation. Today, children in Mississippi are...
Confederate Symbols In The Heart Of The Confederacy [Facebook Live]
723 views - 08/30/17
Southern Poverty Law Center President Richard Cohen speaks with Garrett Epps, professor of law at the University of Baltimore,...
Ten Ways to Fight Hate
7,506 views - 08/30/17
Hate in America has become commonplace. The good news is, all over the country people are fighting hate, standing up to promote tolerance...
Hate Crimes
5,653 views - 08/08/17
Hate crimes don’t just affect the victim — they can affect an entire community. This 15-minute roll call video outlines how to respond...
Injustice—The Failure of Louisiana’s Public Defense System
2,154 views - 02/06/17
Louisiana has the nation’s highest incarceration rate and the second highest wrongful conviction rate, and the crippled public defender...
The Miseducation of Dylann Roof
74,479 views - 01/18/17
How did Dylann Roof go from being someone who was not raised in a racist home to someone so steeped in white supremacist propaganda that...
Antigovernment Extremists
22,118 views - 08/03/16
Learn the warning signs when antigovernment leaders have targeted your community, and what to do when your community is under threat, in...
Stop the Debt Trap
1,881 views - 06/02/16
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has proposed important new standards to help rein in payday and auto title lenders who...
SPLC: Justice for Ashley Diamond
12,220 views - 02/12/16
Diamond, who was released from prison in August 2015 after pressure from the SPLC lawsuit, was serving a sentence for a probation...
Families in Fear: The Atlanta Immigration Raids
5,398 views - 01/28/16
Families in Fear: The Atlanta Immigration Raids features stories from women swept up in the Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids...
Fourth graders from Pelham, Ala. reflect on the Civil Rights Memorial Center
1,195 views - 10/29/15
For the 10th anniversary of the Civil Rights Memorial Center, we interviewed a group of fourth grade students and teachers from Pelham,...
The Rise of the Lone Wolf
25,341 views - 10/27/15
In response to the Charleston church massacre this summer, the SPLC has produced a training video to help law enforcement officers combat...
Alabama judge forced defendants with court debt to give blood or go to jail
16,761 views - 10/20/15
In a recording made on September 17, 2015, Alabama Circuit Court Judge Marvin Wiggins can be heard offering defendants the option to...
Fifteen Confederate ‘flaggers’ indicted for terroristic threats in Georgia
117,229 views - 10/12/15
The SPLC, which investigated the July 25 incident, brought witnesses and evidence to the prosecutor.
Steve Earle -- Mississippi, It's Time
116,627 views - 09/10/15
Singer-songwriter Steve Earle has partnered with the Southern Poverty Law Center to take a stand against the Confederate battle flag and...
Anniston, Alabama police dept. has two hate group members on the force
83,129 views - 06/17/15
Two Anniston, Alabama, police officers, Josh Doggrell and Wayne Brown, attended a 2013 conference held by the neo-Confederate group the...
SPLC President Richard Cohen Testifies on Birthright Citizenship
1,630 views - 04/30/15
Altering the 14th Amendment’s promise of citizenship to all children born within the United States would undermine one of our nation’s...
20 years after the Oklahoma City Bombing
3,000 views - 04/17/15
On April 19, 1995 – 20 years ago Sunday – a truck bomb brought down the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168...
I was fired solely because of my gender.
13,930 views - 04/13/15
Tristan Broussard, 21, was hired by Tower Loan as a manager trainee in the company’s Lake Charles, Louisiana branch in February 2014....
Stormfront: 20 Years of Online Hate
10,414 views - 03/27/15
Created by former Alabama Ku Klux Klan grand dragon and long-time white supremacist Stephen Donald Black, one of the first hate...
The Civil Rights Memorial Center in Montgomery, Alabama
2,937 views - 03/24/15
The Civil Rights Memorial honors the achievements and memory of those who died during the Civil Rights Movement, a period framed by the...
2015 Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage to the Civil Rights Memorial
215 views - 03/16/15
"The civil rights movement didn’t begin in 1954 and it certainly didn’t end with Dr. King’s death. It continues through all of us, people...
How private probation companies prey on the poor
3,258 views - 03/12/15
Many cities hire companies like Judicial Correction Services (JCS) to collect payments from people who appear in city court but cannot...
Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot
3,944 views - 03/02/15
Learn more: Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot is the true story of the forgotten heroes of the fight for voting...
Ashley Diamond, a transgender prisoner in Georgia, speaks out
100,328 views - 02/20/15
SPLC has filed a federal lawsuit against the Georgia Department of Corrections on behalf of a transgender woman who has been denied...
Mrs. Guilford, 94, reflects on poll taxes, literacy tests and new efforts to limit voting
17,696 views - 11/03/14
Dorothy Guilford has a simple message for politicians who enact laws making it harder for minorities, the poor and the elderly to vote:...
Modern Day Debtors' Prison in the Deep South
13,201 views - 08/27/14
An SPLC lawsuit in Montgomery, Ala., has stopped the jailing of indigent people who can’t pay traffic fines – a modern-day version of...
SPLC's Ebony Howard at #NMOS14 in Montgomery, Alabama
1,899 views - 08/15/14
On Thursday August 14th, vigils were held around the country as part of the National Moment of Silence (#NMOS14) for victims of police...