In a letter to SPLC officials, the American Family Association (AFA) has disavowed a series of racist and bigoted statements made by its chief spokesman in recent years. The SPLC called the group’s effort a “shell game.”
The SPLC’s Teaching Tolerance project released today a first-of-its-kind literacy curriculum, Perspectives for a Diverse America, to help teachers across the country better engage their diverse students.
Johnny Irion, Sarah Lee Guthrie, and Noel Casler have written a new song, World Gone Wrong, in response to the shooting in Ferguson, MO. While the song is available for free, they ask that listeners who download it make a donation to the SPLC.
MTV aired a powerful public service announcement about the protests in Ferguson, Missouri – part of a campaign designed with input from the SPLC and other organizations. The PSA is part of MTV’s “Look Different” campaign, which seeks to “erase the hidden racial, gender and anti-LGBT bias all around us.”
The American Bar Association is presenting Alan Howard, who chairs the SPLC’s board of directors, with its 2014 Pro Bono Publico Award to honor his commitment to serving the vulnerable and disadvantaged.
In Alabama, African-American children who were orphaned or neglected were routinely sent to live at a “reform school” for juvenile offenders, because state-licensed homes were segregated and few would accept black children. An early SPLC lawsuit changed that practice, opening the doors of such homes to all children in need.