Lecia J. Brooks

Lecia J. Brooks is the director of outreach for the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Pages authored by Lecia J. Brooks

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Putting Implicit Racial Bias to the Test There have been too many police shootings this summer that have left black men dead or injured and our nation questioning the state of race relations...
Holding on to the Past is Holding on to Hope Editor’s note: For more resources on Freedom Summer, check out Teaching Tolerance’s web package Learning from the Summer of ’64. All too often, I’m...
Women’s Equality: One Step Closer This week, another barrier to women’s equality fell. The tony Augusta National Golf Club, home to the Masters Tournament, extended membership to two...
Congrats to This Year’s Mix It Up Model Schools! Over 3,000 schools across the country challenged social boundaries on national Mix It Up at Lunch Day last November. Some schools took it to the next...
Magazine Department
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How We Live Our Lives The great promise of the 1954 landmark U. S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education was that children would grow up together in...
Magazine Feature Story
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The School Year That Changed a Nation On September 4, 1957, 16-year-old Minnijean Brown headed off to her new school, Central High in Little Rock, Ark. She was nervous, and not just...