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The Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights (IREHR) had the honor to first release its report, The Tea Party in North Carolina: Threat to a New Birth of Freedom, on Friday, October 10, at the North Carolina NAACP State Conference in Fayetteville. Devin Burghart gave a powerful talk outlining the main elements of the report, and then answered questions. His presentation made a difference in the conference. Devin was also interviewed by an independent filmmaker who was creating a documentary on the Moral Monday movement in North Carolina.

Rep. Keith Ellison speaking at the 2014 NC NAACP Convention (IREHR)

In addition, when Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) spoke at the conference, he specifically called out Leonard Zeskind’s name, remembering when Zeskind served as an expert witness on skinheads for him in the defense of an anti-racist activist. IREHR was the guest of the North Carolina NAACP, and it was an absolute pleasure to be part of a conference of an organization that is at the heart of a mass movement. Thanks to all the officers and members who made our participation in that conference possible.

Leonard Zeskind

Author Leonard Zeskind

is founder of IREHR. For almost four decades, he has been a leading authority on white nationalist political and social movements. He is the author of Blood and Politics: The History of White Nationalism from the Margins to the Mainstream, published by Farrar Straus & Giroux in May 2009. [more..]

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