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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Dees’ 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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After Federal Judge Frank Johnson, noted civil rights lawyer Dees is the "second most hated man in Alabama.'' As he admits in this brash and boastful autobiography, "you've got to be doing something ... 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.

Sharon Sloan Fiffer and Steve Fiffer are the editors of Home and Family, and are life collaborators. They live in Evanston, Illinois, with their three children.

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