A reminder that Constitution Day 2014 will be celebrated on Wednesday September 17. The featured speaker for the day is Morris Dees. The son of cotton farmers, Dees worked as a young boy in the fields with blacks, witnessing first-hand social and economic deprivation and Jim Crow treatment at its worse. After graduating from law school, he began taking controversial civil rights cases and formed the Southern Poverty Law Center, along with Julian Bond and Joseph Levin, in 1970. Dees won a series of groundbreaking civil rights cases that helped integrate government and public institutions and cripple some of America’s most notorious white supremacist hate groups. He was named one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America by the National Law Journal in 2006. He is the author of “A Season For Justice,” “Hate on Trial: The Case Against America’s Most Dangerous Neo-Nazi” and “Gathering Storm: America’s Militia Threat.”
Please join us September 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts on campus for Mr. Dees’ presentation. Admission is free and the public is invited - it promises to be a very interesting and educational event.
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