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Southern Poverty Law Center

The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.

Eradicating Injustice and Inequity

Southern Poverty Law Center

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) was founded in 1971 by civil rights lawyers committed to protecting and enforcing the legal victories of the civil rights movement. In the decades since, SPLC has emerged as a leading champion of the rights of marginalized groups, including but not limited to children, women, people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, justice-involved individuals, and members of the LGBTQ community. In addition to winning countless landmark legal cases on behalf of members of these communities, SPLC operates Alabama's Civil Rights Memorial and the Intelligence Project, which promotes tolerance and equity through free educational materials. These legal and educational pursuits are paired with SPLC's commitment to eradicating hate and extremism. The organization's Hate Map locates and monitors current extremist hate groups across the United States. Through this multi-faceted approach, SPLC embodies its core values of justice, equity, and tolerance.

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