Morris Dees Quotes

We will take the Aryan Nation’s 20 Acre Hayden Lake [Idaho] compound … every desk, typewriter and computer for the victims.

Morris Dees
Morris Dees
  • Born: December 16, 1936
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Civil Political Rights, Social Justice Activist

Morris Seligman Dees Jr. is an American attorney who is the co-founder and chief trial counsel for the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), and a former market engineer for book publishing. Along with his law partner, Joseph J. Levin Jr., Dees founded the SPLC in 1971. Dees and his colleagues at the Southern Poverty Law Center have been "credited with devising innovative ways to cripple hate groups" such as the Ku Klux Klan.