From the YGB Black Curriculum: Just Mercy
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Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson is an account of Stevenson’s work as a young lawyer and the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal firm that defends those who are most desperate in society - including people of color, the poor, women and children, and those who are wrongly condemned. The book follows the case of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to death for a murder he said he didn’t commit. Overall, the book sheds light on the politics and injustice of America’s criminal justice system and the coming of age of Stevenson as a lawyer and person.
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