About the book (from Facing History and Ourselves
Just Mercy, Stevenson’s memoir, recalls his experiences as a young lawyer advocating for justice and fighting against extreme punishments in an unbalanced criminal justice system. The stories he tells are heartbreaking, inspiring, and motivate audiences to take action and make changes in their own lives.
Visionary attorney and human rights activist Bryan Stevenson is a MacArthur Fellow and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative. Stevenson is one of the country’s most inspired thinkers and social justice advocates, and a leader in the movement to fight mass incarceration.
About our facilitator, Judge Gordon Martin:
Gordon A. Martin, Jr., Boston, Massachusetts, is a retired trial judge and an adjunct professor at New England School of Law. His work has been published in the Boston Globe, Commonweal, the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, the Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, various law reviews, and other periodicals.