Bryan stevenson is the author of just mercy and the executive director of the equal justice initiative. Bryan stevenson is one of my personal heroes perhaps the most inspiring and influential crusader for justice alive today and just mercy is extraordinary the stories told within these pages hold the potential to transform what we think we mean when we talk about justice michelle alexander author of the new jim crow. Librarian note there is more than one author in the goodreads database with this name bryan stevenson is the executive director of the equal justice initiative in montgomery alabama and a professor of law at new york university law school. At its core bryan stevensons just mercy is about the inherent inhumanity of the american justice system as stevenson puts it presumptions of guilt poverty racial bias and a host of other social structural and political dynamics have created a system that is defined by error a system in which thousands of innocent people now suffer in . But just mercy a memoir aggregates and personalizes the struggle against injustice in the story of one activist lawyer bryan stevenson grew up poor in delaware his great grandparents had been slaves in virginia his grandfather was murdered in a philadelphia housing project when stevenson was a teenager stevenson attended eastern
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