Bryan Stevenson

EJI Founder Bryan Stevenson to Perform at Lincoln Center in New York

Bryan Stevenson, the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, will be taking on a new role — concert pianist at New York’s Lincoln Center. Stevenson will appear as both a speaker and performer at an event called “Freedom, Justice and Hope” that will premiere virtually on May 21. An announcement from the venue says Wynton Marsalis will be…

EJI Founder Bryan Stevenson Wins ‘Alternative Nobel’ Award

An Alabama human rights attorney whose work fighting racial injustice was depicted in the Hollywood movie “Just Mercy” has won an honor sometimes referred to as the “alternative Nobel.” Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson was named a recipient of the annual Right Livelihood Award on Thursday. The award is presented annually by the Swedish Right Livelihood Foundation. The 61-year-old…

Alabama Lynching Memorial to Open at Night

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – There’s a new way to see the National Lynching Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama. This week, the memorial will be open to visitors every Wednesday through Friday from 9 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. Bryan Stevenson, The founder of the organization and builder of the memorial says the attraction is particularly poignant at night since so many lynchings…

Changemakers: Bryan Stevenson

Usually when we hear lawyers say they’ll “fight for you,” they’re referring to personal injury, but when Public Interest Attorney Bryan Stevenson says he’ll fight for you, it’s about protecting a client’s basic human rights. For more than 30 years, he and his organization, the Equal Justice Initiative which is based in Montgomery, have helped those who’ve been dealt a…

Equal Justice Initiative Announces Free Screenings of “Just Mercy” in Montgomery

The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) has announced that there will be four free advance screenings of the new Warner Bros. Pictures’ feature film, Just Mercy on December 20, ahead of its January 10, 2020 release in theaters. The screenings, to be held in Montgomery, are open to the public, but registration is required.   The screenings will be held at…

EJI’s Bryan Stevenson: It is “Unevolved”…to Celebrate Slavery

From a N.Y. Times Magazine interview.

Historic Marker in Montgomery. A statue/bust of Dr. King is to be unveiled on Monday at the church he led on Dexter Avenue. The New York Times Magazine talked with Stevenson about Alabama celebrating both Martin Luther King and Robert E. Lee on the same day this Monday. “You live in Montgomery, Ala., where both Confederate Memorial Day and Jefferson…

What Others are Saying.

The Lynching Memorial in Esquire Magazine.

As Alabama News Network reported last week, The Montgomery-based  Equal Justice Initiative is going to build a $20-Million memorial to the hundreds of people lynched by mobs in The South.   National media outlets are writing about the planned six-acre memorial in downtown Montgomery near the Federal Courthouse. Esquire Magazine has an online article this morning: “This country has needed…