Bryan Stevenson picked up the 2015 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Literary Work in the category of non-fiction for his critically acclaimed memoir “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.” Stevenson founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending the impoverished, disenfranchised and falsely accused members of society.
Stevenson has been compared to Nelson Mandela for his tireless work defending the forgotten. In “Just Mercy,” Stevenson shares stories of injustice and enraging systematic shortcomings as well as stories of compassion and kindness. Stevenson is the kind of lawyer that inspire pride and belief that there are truly people who work for the great good of all. For his amazing efforts and his beautifully written prose, Bryan Stevenson is to be congratulated on his well-deserved win.
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