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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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)
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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)
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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“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
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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
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.”...
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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."
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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."
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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'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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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,...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot
3,944 views - 03/02/15
Learn more: selma.splcenter.org Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot is the true story of the forgotten heroes of the fight for voting...
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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...
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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:...
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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...
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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...
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