Well, maybe it wasn’t really an epiphany, the man with a slight Southern lilt says with a chuckle.
But on one snowy night in 1967, while Morris Dees was stuck at a Cincinnati airport, he made a decision that would change the course of the rest of his life — and the lives of many others impacted by his work.
Now 76, the Alabama-born and raised lawyer remembers he was reading Clarence Darrow’s book, “The Story of My Life,” when he felt a tug to do more in the fight for social justice. By the time he reached his destination in Chicago, he knew he would sell his nationwide book-publishing business and use his new law degree to shed light on civil rights issues, he said.
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