Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards attended the Oscars with Patrisse Cullors-Brignac, one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter, and Bryan Stevenson, Equal Justice Initiative
People of peace and justice, however, can take up the invitation of the Alabama-based nonprofit Equal Justice Initiative
by participating in, and contributing to, their new memorial to victims of lynching across 800 U.
The Equal Justice Initiative
(EJI), was founded in 1989 by Bryan Stevenson, a public interest lawyer and bestselling author of Just Mercy, EJI is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to people who have been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in state jails and prisons.
27, supporters will welcome speaker Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative
based in Montgomery, Alabama.
A 2015 report by a non-profit organization, the Equal Justice Initiative
, said 3,959 black people were killed in "racial terror lynchings" in a dozen southern states between 1877 and 1950.
The effort is led by Bryan Stevenson, the executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative
, which has documented more than 4,000 lynchings of African Americans across 12 Southern states between 1877 and 1950.
He is an active volunteer attorney for Miami Dade Public Defender Ensuring Equal Justice Initiative
, Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program, and the American Bar Association (ABA) for Military Pro Bono Project and Operation Stand-By.
A study by the Montgomery-based Equal Justice Initiative
found that Alabama judges in capital cases have overridden jury recommendations more than 100 times since 1976, and 92 percent of those decisions overruled life recommendations to impose the death penalty.
And after Anthony Ray Hinton sat on Alabama's death row for 30 years "one of the longest-serving death row prisoners in Alabama history," according to the Equal Justice Initiative
, which won his release last month for murders he didn't commit.
Stevenson, founder and executive director of Equal Justice Initiative
in Montgomery, Ala.
Bryan Stevenson, Mr Hinton's lawyer and director of the Alabama-based Equal Justice Initiative
, said: "While this moment is quite joyous and is quite wonderful, this case is quite tragic.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Lynchings of black Americans were more widespread than previously thought, according to a new report published by the Equal Justice Initiative