A Season for Justice: The Life and Times of Civil Rights Lawyer Morris Dees

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Simon & Schuster, 1992 - Law - 355 pages
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By all accounts, Morris Dees has had a fascinating life. Son of a tenant farmer and grandson of a Klansman in rural Alabama, he built a multimillion-dollar business and sold it in 1971 to create the Southern Poverty Law Center. He has since become a hero in the civil rights struggle. 8-page photo insert.

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User Review  - lindseymeyer - LibraryThing

Deesí story makes it clear why he was inspired to found the SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center) and how he has been so successful. The son of a poor Alabama farmer, he grew up an FFA (Future Farmers of ... Read full review

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Fascinating account of how the legal system was used to bring down the Ku Klux Klan, and the courage it took from one man - Morris Dees. Read full review


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About the author (1992)

Morris Dees is the Chief Trial Counsel for the Southern Poverty Law Center and its Militia Task Force. He is the author of "A Season for Justice" and "Hate on Trial" with Steven Fiffer. His cases were the subjects of an NBC-TV Movie of the Week and a Bill Moyers PBS-TV special.

He lives with his wife Elizabeth in Mathews, Alabama.

Steve Fiffer is a lawyer, journalist, and the author of the recently published Three Quarters, Two Dimes & A Nickel. He co-authored, with Morris Dees, two books: A Season for Justice, and Hate on Trial, which was a 1993 New York Times Notable Book of the Year. He lives with his wife, Sharon, and their three children in Evanston, Illinois.

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