Morris Dees, a nationally recognized civil-rights lawyer, will discuss the radical militia movement at a lecture at Weber State University.

Dees, who has been a leader in the civil-rights movement for more than 25 years, will speak at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 3, in the Shepherd Union Ballroom.Founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Dees is known for a number of landmark cases, including a $7 million judgment against the Ku Klux Klan for the lynching of a black man in Mobile, Ala. He also won a $12.5 million settlement for the family of an Ethiopian who was murdered by a Neo-Nazi skinhead group in Oregon.

He was named "Trial Lawyer of the Year" in 1987 and was the recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Award in 1991.

He is the author of three books, "Gathering Storm: America's Militia Threat," "A Season for Justice," his autobiography, and "Hate on Trial: The Case Against America's Most Dangerous Neo-Nazi."

Dees was portrayed in the 1996 motion picture "Ghosts of the Mississippi" and in the 1991 made-for-television movie "Line of Fire."