The Southern Poverty Law Center announced Thursday that it has fired its founder Morris Dees, suggesting in a statement that misconduct played a role.
SPLC president Richard Cohen said in a statement that Dees’ termination was effective Wednesday:
According to the Montgomery Advertiser, Dees’ biography no longer appears on the
Montgomery-based organization’s website.
Dees, a Montgomery-based lawyer, co-founded the SPLC in 1971.