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While he was growing up, Bryan's grandmother was the undisputed matriarch of the family. She was his guide, his mentor, and the woman who, more than anyone else, set him on the path of educational...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2019 5:59 am UTC

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In Just Mercy (2014), Bryan Stevenson, the head of advocacy group Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), notes that a disproportionately large number of cases he comes across involve juvenile offenders,...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2020 5:46 am UTC

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Bryan's interning at the Southern Prisoners's Defense Committee (SPDC) in Atlanta, where he's been working full-time since graduation. His temporary receptionist, a smartly-dressed African American...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2020 11:08 am UTC

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One night, Bryan Stevenson's sitting in his car in front of an apartment complex in a run-down neighborhood of Atlanta. He's not doing anyone any harm or breaking any laws, he's just minding his...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2019 8:36 am UTC

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Mrs. Williams is an elderly woman who has spent much of her life involved in Civil Rights struggles. She is described as "elegant" and gives Stevenson fond memories of other women he has known....

Latest answer posted August 15, 2019 1:29 am UTC

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Dorothea Dix is mentioned in chapter ten, “Mitigation,” in Bryan Stevenson’s memoir Just Mercy (2014). The chapter discusses the continuing unfair internment of people suffering from mental health...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2020 7:09 am UTC

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Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy is based on the writer’s experiences practicing law in the south in the years following his graduation from Harvard Law School. In the first chapter, the reader is...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2020 3:50 pm UTC

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Stevenson also says in Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption that "there is a strength, a power even, in understanding brokenness, because embracing our brokenness creates a need and desire...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2019 7:38 pm UTC

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In chapter 8 of Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson tells the stories of Trina, Ian, and Antonio first to support that point that many juvenile offenders are victims as well and that since they don't know...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2021 4:36 pm UTC

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Just Mercy was written by Bryan Stevenson as a memoir. He tells the accounts of his experiences as a lawyer. Some of the stories he tells are about his actions in the courtroom. In particular, the...

Latest answer posted June 27, 2019 10:11 pm UTC

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By providing an introduction that situates him as a young legal intern, Bryan Stevenson helps the reader understand the forces that shaped the trajectory of his career as an attorney. Stevenson had...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2020 11:48 pm UTC

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In chapter 7, Stevenson seeks a direct appeal of Walter McMillian's criminal conviction. He writes a brief in support of the appeal, highlighting the injustices (or "lack of mercy") that McMillian...

Latest answer posted June 5, 2019 7:00 pm UTC

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Bryan Stevenson is the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, an organization which gives legal representation to people from marginalized social groups who have been...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2020 8:00 pm UTC

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Bryan Stevenson and Eva Ansley discover an opportunity to receive federal funding for their legal center in the first chapter of Stevenson’s memoir. Early on in “Mockingbird Players” (the title of...

Latest answer posted December 17, 2020 4:35 pm UTC

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As you might already know, Just Mercy is Bryan Stevenson's true story of how he harnessed his Harvard Law School education to help those who have been wrongfully convicted or whose sentences have...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2020 5:43 pm UTC

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Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson's memoir, depicts the story of Stevenson's establishment of his work in law and his founding of the Equal Justice Initiative, which seeks to provide just treatment for...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2019 1:10 pm UTC

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In the 1970s, Walter McMillan started his own pulpwood business. He saw that there was a growing trend of poverty and persistent unemployment among African Americans and wanted to escape from that...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2021 11:20 am UTC

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Bryan Stevenson’s mission is to challenge racial and economic bias in the U.S. justice system, and his clients are people on death row, people of color who have been marginalized in society,...

Latest answer posted August 29, 2018 7:18 pm UTC

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The novel that was written about Monroe County, Alabama is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, one of the most famous modern American novels. The setting is the fictional town of Maycomb, which is...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2019 6:04 am UTC

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Bryan Stevenson’s memoir Just Mercy contains the true stories of some of Stevenson’s cases as a legal advocate. While he does tell the stories of many different cases, the storyline mainly centers...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2019 12:15 am UTC

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Bryan Stevenson’s review of Walter McMillan’s case includes the numerous irregularities of his detention before and after McMillan’s trial. One key problem was that McMillan was incarcerated on...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2019 4:51 am UTC

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The best way to paraphrase a paragraph is to read it several times, then focus on the core meaning of the text both broadly and line by line. In this case, the main idea of the paragraph is that it...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2020 8:11 am UTC

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It was the false accusation of Ralph Myers, a white criminal, that sent Walter McMillian to death row. It was he who testified that he saw Walter murder Ronda Morrison. Despite his being a serial...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2021 7:13 am UTC

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