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Morris and Beverly begin spending less and less time at the Pike Road Baptist Church and eventually join the Unitarian church. The Unitarians "not only preached 'justice for all', they practiced it." (94) By being in the Unitarian church, Morris Dees began doing some work for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). He took cases on the side though he was still a business man. In August 1967, he filed suit on behalf of Gary Dickney. He was a Vietnam veteran at the Troy State University. Dickney published an editorial critical of George Wallace and was suspended for it. Judge Johnson said: "a state cannot force a college student to forfeit his constitutionally protected right of freedom of expression as a condition to his attending a state-supported institution." This was one of the few cases that Morris did for the ACLU. He was very busy with his business.

Millard Leaves
Millard on the other hand was having problems with the life and with other things. He and his wife decided it was time to call it quits. In the mid 1970s, Millard Fuller left. He sold all his possessions and decided to "to serve god". In short time, Millard founded a non-profit organization called Habitat for Humanity which provides affordable housing to the poor. Morris missed Millard's friendship and guidance. But despite Millard's absence, the business moved forward. They were selling more cookbooks and profits totaled about 6.5 million in 1967. Also in that year, Morris Dees was named on of the 10 "Outstanding Young men in America" by Jaycees.



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