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Catching up with Bryan Stevenson

April 21, 2021

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We are so inspired by the raw energy and multiple talents of Bryan Stevenson. Now that his last two major projects – the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice – are up and running, Stevenson is, as always, pursuing new challenges. 

Among the dates on his very full calendar is a gig at Lincoln Center – an event called “Freedom, Justice and Hope” – that will premiere virtually on May 21, 2021. Wynton Marsalis will be the musical director. Stevenson will speak about topics including prison reform, immigration and social justice. He will play two songs at the piano, “Honeysuckle Rose” and “We Shall Overcome.”  The performance is part of a series produced with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. The show will include new works that were inspired by racial violence in Arkansas in 1919 and the work of anti-lynching activist Ida B. WellsRead full AP story here

Two days later, Stevenson will deliver the keynote address at Brandeis University’s commencement ceremonies, where he will also receive an honorary degree. 

Meanwhile, Anthony Ray Hinton, Equal Justice Initiative educator and former death row inmate (freed by Stevenson’s legal team), will be telling his remarkable story today (1 p.m., April 21, 2021) as part of a Community Conversation hosted by The Germanna Center for Teaching and Learning and Student Services in Fredericksburg, VA. 

And, in case you missed it, Stevenson’s book Just Mercy is available in a version for young adults, in hardback, paperback and audio. The movie version can be streamed online. 

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