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ID:

213

Date:

2007-06-12

Headline:

Statement of J. Richard Cohen, president of the Southern Poverty Law Center

Reporter's name:

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Congressional testimony

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

FBI reports on the murders of civil rights workers, obtained under FOIA by the Southern Poverty Law Center, helped tell the story of 40 people --young and old, black and white -- who were killed during the civil rights movement. The research resulted in the book "Free at Last: A History of the Civil Rights Movement and Those Who Died in the Struggle." SPLC President J. Richard Cohen discussed the book before two House subcommittees in June 2007.

Notes:

Southern Poverty Law Center President J. Richard Cohen testified before two subcommittees of the House Judiciary Committee: the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security and the Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.

Keywords:

Southern Poverty Law Center, J. Richard Cohen, House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, House Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, civil rights movement, Emmett Till, NAACP,


Agencies:

FBI

States:

AL
GA
MS
NC
SC
VA

Categories:

civil rights


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