Morris Dees delivers speech to marchers commemorating 50th anniversary of Selma-to-Montgomery March conclusion

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In a speech to thousands of people who traced the final two miles of the Selma-to-Montgomery March 50 years ago, SPLC Founder Morris Dees spoke of today’s civil rights challenges: new voter restrictions and racial gerrymandering, school re-segregation, LGBT rights, and the political resistance to extending Medicaid to low-income people in need.

In pointed remarks, Dees told Alabama’s legislature, governor and chief justice: “You’re on the wrong side of history.”

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