- Name: Morris Dees
- Born: 12/16/1936 (83 years old)
- Occupation: Civil and political rights, social justice activist
Morris Seligman Dees Jr. (born December 16, 1936) is an American attorney who is known as the co-founder and former chief trial counsel for the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), based in Montgomery, Alabama. He ran a direct marketing firm before founding SPLC. Along with his law partner, Joseph J. Levin Jr., Dees founded the SPLC in 1971. Dees and his colleagues at the SPLC have been “credited with devising innovative ways to cripple hate groups” such as the Ku Klux Klan, particularly by using “damage litigation”. On March 14, 2019, the SPLC announced that Dees had been fired from the organization and the SPLC would hire an “outside organization” to assess the SPLC’s workplace climate. Former employees alleged that Dees was “complicit” in harassment and racial discrimination, and said that at least one female employee had accused him of sexual harassment.
Birth Name: Morris Seligman Dees Jr.
School: University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa small|(JD)
Alias: Morris Seligman Dees Jr.
Birth Place: Shorter, Alabama, U.S.
Morris Dees quotes :
The focus of tolerance education is to deal with the concept of equality and fairness. We need to establish confidence with children that there is more goodness than horror in this world.Morris Dees