2017-2018: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Williams Reads 2017-2018 Book:
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

“Bryan Stevenson is America’s young Nelson Mandela, a brilliant lawyer fighting with courage and conviction to guarantee justice for all. Just Mercy should be read by people of conscience in every civilized country in the world to discover what happens when revenge and retribution replace justice and mercy. It is as gripping to read as any legal thriller, and what hangs in the balance is nothing less than the soul of a great nation.” —Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

About the Author

– Bryan Stevenson’s webpage
– Equal Justice Initiative


Sherry, Alissa. Journal of Black Psychology, 2016, Vol.42(4), pp.387-388 (Williams only)

Sung, Tae. Our shared brokenness: on mass incarceration. Books & Culture, March-April, 2016, Vol.22(2), p.28

Cole, David. The Disgrace of Our Criminal Justice. New York Review of Books, December 4, 2014

Interviews / Speeches:

Bryan Stevenson: We need to talk about an injustice. TED2012 · 23:41 · Filmed Mar 2012

Tavis Smiley. The Smiley Group, Inc./TS Media, Inc. Interview with Public Interest Lawyer Bryan Stevenson. April 3,2017. Public Broadcasting System.

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