Highlander Research and Education Center
Located in New Market, Tennessee, the Highlander Research and Education Center is a school dedicated to grassroots organizing, movement building, and cultural exchange. It trains activists in various social justice fields such as labor rights, economic inequality, immigration, and LGBTQ rights. Activist Myles Horton, educator Don West, and Methodist minister James A. Dombrowski founded the center in 1932 in its original location in Summerfield, Tennessee. Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, musician Bob Seeger, and many other activists, attended the center's 25th anniversary in 1957.
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