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JCMP Book Discussion Series

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

2019-11-06 18:00:00 2019-11-06 19:30:00 America/Chicago JCMP Book Discussion Series Emmet O’Neal Library

Wednesday, November 06
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-11-06 18:00:00 2019-11-06 19:30:00 America/Chicago JCMP Book Discussion Series Emmet O’Neal Library

Emmet O’Neal Library

Conference Room

The Emmet O'Neal Library, in partnership with the Jefferson County Memorial Project, will offer a series of book discussions centered around the themes developed by the Project.  

Our first discussion on November 6 will cover Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy.

Bryan Stevenson grew up a member of a poor black community in the racially segregated South. He was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of the US’s criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young black man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, startling racial inequality, and legal brinksmanship — and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.

Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted lawyer’s coming of age, a moving portrait of the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of justice.

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Emmet O’Neal Library is the public library for the City of Mountain Brook, Alabama.

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