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Posted on: January 23, 2020

[ARCHIVED] The Rise of White Nationalism in 21st Century America

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Destin, FL. – The Friends Guild of the Destin Library presents a guest lecture by former civil rights lawyer, Richard Cohen, on Tuesday, February 11 at 2:00 p.m. This is a free event and no registration is required to attend.

Richard Cohen is a recovering lawyer and the former President of the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization dedicated to fighting hate, teaching tolerance, and seeking justice. He has been involved in a wide variety of civil rights litigation, including cases against neo-Nazi organizations for the violence of their members, and has testified many times before Congress about the threat of radical-right terrorism. He served as the executive producer for the Center’s documentary films, four of which were garnered Academy Award nominations and two won Oscars. A Virginia native, Richard received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and his law degree from the University of Virginia. He currently lives in Pensacola, Florida.       

If you have any questions about the Friends Guild or this lecture, please stop by the Destin Library or give them a call at 850-837-8572.

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