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Morris Dees receives The King Center's highest honor

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The King Center Awards the Martin Luther King Jr. Nonviolent Peace Prize to Morris Dees Dr. Bernice A. King, CEO of The King Center, states "Morris Dees has tirelessly, and bravely championed the rights of the disenfranchised. He has selflessly taken it upon himself to be a beacon of light in the deep south when very few had the courage to stand against the darkness of injustice. Mr. Dees, through the Southern Poverty Law Center, has purposed his life to expose hate and discrimination, and seek justice on behalf of those who have been violated. Our hope on this significant day is that families who have experienced violence as a result of hate would be comforted by this celebration of love's triumph." Mr. Morris Dees is recognized not only as a co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, but also for his extensive work with them fighting numerous hate groups in the courtrooms, and representing the disenfranchised. Morris Dees states, "I'm deeply honored to receive this award. Like millions of other people, I was inspired by Dr. King to do my part in the struggle for equality. When we started the Southern Poverty Law Center in 1971, our goal was simple: We would use the courts to help ensure that the promise of the new civil rights law would become a national reality. I'm thankful that, with the support of many dedicated colleagues and passionate supporters, we've been able to make a difference."