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Southern Poverty Law Center Fires Founder, Suggests Misconduct

Southern Poverty Law Center Fires Founder, Suggests Misconduct

The Southern Poverty Law Center announced Thursday that it has fired its founder Morris Dees, suggesting in a statement that misconduct played a role.

SPLC president Richard Cohen said in a statement that Dees’ termination was effective Wednesday:

According to the Montgomery Advertiser, Dees’ biography no longer appears on the

Montgomery-based organization’s website.

Dees, a Montgomery-based lawyer, co-founded the SPLC in 1971.

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