Today one of our stops was the Southern Poverty Law Center. It was a special visit for me because I have grown up hearing from my mother about how critical the center was in fighting hate, teaching tolerance and seeking justice for past wrongs.
As a dedicated activist for many causes, I always wondered why she was so devoted to this particular organization. I began to understand as I walked through the doors. A moving tribute to those who have fought and died for equal rights, it remains evident that we have more to do. Ironically, as hate and intolerance continue to rise, the need for educational facilities like these are more necessary than ever.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
– The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.