Yesterday, Terri Gross interviewed Bryan Stevenson on Fresh Air with Terry Gross. As always, Stevenson was compelling, inspiring, and truth-telling.

January 21, 2020

If you haven’t read Just Mercy—do it. While the movie is worthwhile, it doesn’t come close to the book.

 

Please take the time to listen to this interview. Stevenson is changing so many minds, lives, and systems.

 

The book may just change your life and spur you to action.

It changed mine.

 

“The racial terrorism of lynchings in many ways created the modern death penalty. America's embrace of speedy executions was, in part, an attempt to redirect the violent energies of lynching while ensuring white southerners that Black men would still pay the ultimate price.”

― Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

 

Here's the link to the interview.

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