ADL Deeply Troubled by Possible Lynching in Mississippi

The Anti-Defamation League is deeply troubled by the circumstances surrounding the death of Otis James Byrd, an African American man living in Mississippi.  According to local media reports, Mr. Byrd’s body was found hanging from a tree with a bed sheet tied around his neck in Claiborne County, Mississippi. Although the circumstances surrounding his death…
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ADL Welcomes Guilty Pleas in Mississippi for Violating Hate Crimes Prevention Act

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today welcomed the guilty pleas of John Louis Blalack and Robert Henry Rice for violations of the Matthew Shepard – James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act (HCPA).  The pleas were entered in the Southern District of Mississippi this week and reflect the Justice Department’s determined efforts to bring to justice…
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Dr. Leon Bass Inspired Us All

Dr. Leon Bass – WWII veteran, concentration camp liberator, and civil rights activist – passed away on Saturday in Philadelphia.  He was 90 years old.  Dr. Bass spoke annually during ADL’s National Youth Leadership Mission trip in Washington, DC.  He also spoke during the Greater New Orleans area Holocaust Commemoration event in 2013.  Dr. Bass…
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Tell Your Senators to Stand Up Against Global Anti-Semitism Now

This is a critical time for the Senate to speak out against the rise of shocking and violent anti-Semitic attacks in Europe….
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