Mar 27, 2018-- The great-grandson of slaves, Bryan Stevenson is a lawyer, author, activist, and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama. Having been shaped by his experiences as a young African-American growing up during the civil rights movement, Stevenson is no stranger to bias and injustice. However, he turned those experiences into something positive by representing those on death row in one of the country's highest areas of highest incarceration through the Equal Justice Initiative. Over the years, EJI evolved into an organization "committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society. " In this interview Stevenson discusses EJI, his upbringing, and how working with the margins of society has changed his life for the better. (6759 reads)
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