Bryan Stevenson

Bryan Stevenson is an American lawyer, social justice activist, and law professor known for his work in challenging bias against the poor and minorities in the criminal justice system, especially children. He is the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, and his memoir 'Just Mercy' details his efforts to defend those most desperate for help. Stevenson has also argued several cases before the Supreme Court and has received numerous awards for his work, including the MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' Grant.


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  1. 1. Just Mercy

    This book is a profound work of non-fiction that focuses on the author's experiences as a young lawyer fighting for the rights of those wrongfully convicted or excessively punished. The narrative primarily revolves around the case of a black man sentenced to death for a crime he didn't commit. The author not only exposes the inherent racial bias and systemic flaws in the American criminal justice system, but also provides a compelling argument for compassion in the pursuit of justice.