Bryan Stevenson

Michael B. Jordan. Black man with short dark hair wearing dark gray suit jacket, dark tie and white shirt.

Watch Michael B. Jordan in Dramatic Trailer for 'Just Mercy'

The movie brings the real life story of criminal justice reform advocate Bryan Stevenson to the big screen.

Bryan Stevenson. Black man in gray jacket suit, black pants and tie, white shirt, standing on the steps of a courthouse.

EXCLUSIVE: Powerful Clip From HBO Doc on Bryan Stevenson's Liberatory Work

In “True Justice,” the Equal Justice Initiative founder connects the dots between enslavement and death sentences for Black people—and breaks down why he is committed to ending mass incarceration.

Colin Kaepernick. Black man with black afro and beard stands in black suit with black t-shirt and necklace while holding glass award behind black microphone and stand and in front of blue and brown background and grey letters that read "Sports Illustrated

Colin Kaepernick and Bryan Stevenson Honored With Harvard's W.E.B. DuBois Medal

The award celebrates contributions to Black culture across various fields.

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Michael B. Jordan Headlines Film Adaptation of Criminal Justice Memoir, 'Just Mercy'

Jordan stars as Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson, whose memoir details his work with a Black man on death row for a murder he didn’t commit.

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New Short Animates History of Lynching and Racial Terror in the U.S.

The video, narrated by Bryan Stevenson and animated by Molly Crabapple, is presented by the Equal Justice Initiative.

Nicki Minaj, Priyanka Chopra and Lin-Manuel Miranda On Time's '100 Most Influential' Covers

Gina Rodriguez, Ta-Nehisi Coates and many other notable people of color across disciplines also made this year’s list. 

Part 5—Race Trips: Confederate Lies and Apple Pie

In Part 5 of this Colorlines series, journalists Brian and Erin Hollaway Palmer, an interracial couple, continue their trip through the Deep South where they’re confronting sugar-coated Confederate history, the stories of their ancestors, and the profound weirdness of a polite society plagued by racism. 

One Lawyer Keeps the Pressure On For Criminal Justice Reform

With 2.2 million people incarcerated, Bryan Stevenson keeps asking, Is that what justice looks like?