GREENSBORO — N.C. A&T is hosting a virtual presentation by author Bryan Stevenson on Wednesday.
The free presentation, “Race, Poverty and the Criminal Justice System in America,” will take place at 5 p.m. and is open to the public. Students will have an opportunity afterward to ask questions.
It's part of the university's Text-in-Community Program. Stevenson's book "Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption," is this year' campus read.
In the memoir, Stevenson shares his experiences building the Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit law office in Montgomery, Alabama, and defending Walter McMillian, a man who spent time on death row and whose conviction was overturned by the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals in 1993.
The book was made into a 2019 film starring Michael B. Jordan.
To register for the event, visit: https://ncatcahssspeakers.com/
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