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Founded in 1976 by ministers, activists, and lawyers, the Southern Center for Human Rights has long held to the words of Dr. King. That our nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. One that calls into question the fairness and justice of our past and present.

Returning Home

“Returning Home” shares the story of former SCHR client Chris Williams and the challenges he faced after being released from prison.

A People’s Victory

On February 5, 2018, the Atlanta City Council unanimously passed a bail ordinance aimed at eliminating wealth-based detention at our city jail.

We Believe

We Press On

SCHR 40 Years, 40 Stories: Charlie Scandrett

Before signing the order, the judge declared, “while the sentence appears to be proper and legal, it is not right.”

SCHR 40 Years, 40 Stories: Scott Satterwhite

President of the William Josef Foundation speaks to why they support SCHR.

SCHR 40 Years, 40 Stories: Jimmie Horton

Jimmie Horton was freed from death row after a 32-year legal fight after evidence came to light that the prosecutor struck all African Americans in order to get the all-white jury that sentenced Jimmie to death. Jimmie shares his story and his experience with SCHR.

SCHR 40 Years, 40 Stories: Congressman John Lewis

Congressman John Lewis speaks to the importance of SCHR in the struggle for justice.

SCHR 40 Years, 40 Stories: SCHR Executive Director Sara Totonchi

SCHR Executive Director speaks about the remarkable 40-year history of the organization.