SPLC’s Dees to deliver the 2014 Donald L. Hollowell Lecture

Updated March 10, 2014
Reported by: Harold Waters
deesMorris Dees, co-founder of the the Southern Poverty Law Center, will deliver the third annual Donald L. Hollowell Lecture on April 3, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education.


Known for his innovative lawsuits that crippled some of America’s most notorious white supremacist hate groups, Dees has received more than 20 honorary degrees and numerous awards. Those include the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Award from the National Education Association and the ABA Medal, the American Bar Association’s highest honor. In 2006 the National Law Journal named Dees one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America.

The Donald L. Hollowell Lecture, which is in its third year, invites presenters to share their research in civil and human rights as well as social and economic sustainability.The lecture was developed to honor Donald L. Hollowell. Hollowell, a celebrated civil rights attorney, was the lead counsel in Holmes v. Danner, the landmark case that allowed admission for Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter, the first African-American students to attend the university in 1961.

The lecture is co-sponsored by the School of Social Work, the Center for Social, Human and Civil Rights and the Foot Soldier Project for Civil Rights Studies.

Third Annual Donald L. Hollowell Lecture
April 3, 2014 • 7:00 PM
The Georgia Center | Mahler Hall
1197 S Lumpkin St.
Athens, GA 30605