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Co-founder, Southern Poverty Law Center, 1971; became target of violence by hate groups for winning millions in civil trials against the Ku Klux Klan and the White Aryan Resistance.
"Morris S(eligman) Dees." Almanac of Famous People. Gale, 2011. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 9 Mar. 2012.
Original sponsor of the Hate Crimes Statistics Act, which required the Justice Department to collect data on the instances of crime based on race and sexual prejudice.
"John Conyers, Jr." Notable Black American Men, Book II. Ed. Jessie Carney Smith. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 9 Mar. 2012.
Former KKK grand Wizard; presidential candidate for Populist party; Founder of National Association for the Advancement of White People; State representative (R), LA, 1989-91.
"David Duke." Almanac of Famous People. Gale, 2011. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 9 Mar. 2012.
Controversial leader of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, who organizes hate-provoking, anti-gay protests.
Fifteen year-old junior high student was shot & killed by a classmate for being gay.
Setoodeh, Ramin. "Young, Gay And Murdered." Newsweek 28 July 2008: 41. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 9 Mar. 2012.
James Byrd Jr.
African-American Texas man drug behind a truck and killed in a modern-day lynching.
Gan, Li, Roberton C. III Williams, and Thomas Wiseman. "A Simple Model Of Optimal Hate Crime Legislation." Economic Inquiry 49.3 (2011): 674-684. Social Sciences Full Text (H.W. Wilson). Web. 9 Mar. 2012.
Chinese American who is an activist and journalist advocated against racism and hate crimes that affected the Asian American community.
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