Southern Poverty Law Center Sees More Shift in Leadership

Tuesday, March 26, 2019


A shakeup continues at the Montgomery-based Southern Poverty Law Center. President of the non-profit activist group, Ricarh Cohen, has announced that he’s stepping down. The resignation comes less than two weeks after the group’s co-founder, Morris Dees was fired after allegations of unspecified misconduct surfaced. Dees has denied doing anything wrong.


Following Dees’ firing, the Southern Poverty Law Center announced it was conducting an external review of the workplace culture. The center’s legal director, Rhonda Brownstein resigned last week, but she did not give a reason for her decision. 


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