Bryan Stevenson ’85: ‘We can’t recover from this history until we deal with it’

The Equal Justice Initiative founder talks about the museum and memorial he hopes will foster a necessary national conversation

In this video, Bryan Stevenson ’85 discusses the legacy of slavery and the vision behind creating the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and The Legacy Museum in Montgomery Alabama.

Stevenson is the founder and executive director of Equal Justice Initiative, an organization that provides legal assistance to death row prisoners, prisoners facing unduly harsh sentences, and juveniles sentenced as adults.

Read the feature “Bringing Slavery’s Legacy to Light, One Story at a Time,” in the latest issue of the Harvard Law Bulletin.