A Lawyer’s Journey: the Morris Dees Story

by Morris Dees with Steve Fiffer

Many of us have known about the work of Morris Dees and the Southern Poverty Law Center which tracks the activities of a host of white supremacist hate groups. This book spells out the story of a remarkable man. His journey as a southerner in the civil rights struggle is an amazing story. He took on the big boys (KKK) with their threats to his life and was able to bring them to their knees. He did not confine his activities to the south. One major case was in Portland, Oregon. Clearly the “civil rights struggle” is not ended and Dees continues his work with the assistance of some dedicated people. Dees and Millard Fuller were collaborators during the college and following. They were true entrepreneurs.

—Bernie Turner is a retired pastor living in McMinnville, OR.