Culture & Civic Life
Equal Justice Initiative
Since its founding in 1989, the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) has become a national powerhouse in the ongoing fight for racial and economic justi...
The Southern Poverty Law Center 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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