For more than three decades, Alabama public interest attorney Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, has advocated on behalf of the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned, seeking to eradicate racial discrimination in the criminal justice system. He also initiated the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, which honors the names of each of the more than 4,000 African Americans lynched in the twelve states of the South from 1877 to 1950.
An intimate portrait of this remarkable man, “True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality,” follows his struggle to create greater fairness in the system and shows how racial injustice emerged, evolved, and continues to threaten our country.
The movie premiered on HBO last month. You can view the trailer.