ERIC Number: ED465697
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Becoming a Footnote to History: A Conversation with Morris Dees.
Maldonado, Nancy L.; Lacey, Candace H.
For over 30 years, Morris Dees and his colleagues at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) have worked to combat domestic fear and hate through litigation and education. In a 1998 interview, Dees shared his beliefs about how individuals and groups can make a positive difference, as well as the role history plays in identifying heroes. This paper introduces the work of Morris Dees, providing a review of his biography, a description of the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama, and some of his perspectives about current problems. The paper suggests that Morris Dees's ideas about violence and hate and ways of combating these problems are relevant to current international issues such as those raised by the events of September 11, 2001. It also suggests that Dees's views and the educational materials available through the SPLC will be helpful to many in the educational community. (BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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