Posted on January 20, 2020 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

As you may know, the new movie Just Mercy is based on a memoir of the same name by lawyer Bryan Stevenson.

Stevenson’s book looks at his journey from a child living in a poor, segregated settlement to a lawyer who defended the wrongly imprisoned on death row.

Shortly after its release, he spoke with Fresh Air’s Terry Gross about the key points he wanted readers to take away from the book, which we’re resharing now.

But we also wanted to share Stevenson’s latest conversation with NPR, done today in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, about the ways in which he wants the US to address its past injustices in order for all of us to move forward.

Categories: Author Interview

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