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Justice John Paul Stevens with Bryan Stevenson at EJI's 2011 annual benefit dinner. 

July 18, 2019

Brothers Melvin Davis (left) and Licurtis Reels were released in February after eight years in jail for contempt of civil court in a property dispute case. (Carolina Coast Online)

July 17, 2019
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True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality
HBO's documentary about Bryan Stevenson and the work of EJI, premieres on HBO June 26, 2019.
The need to confront America's history of racial injustice is more urgent now than ever.
The one-of-a-kind museum explores America's legacy of slavery, racial terror, segregation, and mass incarceration.
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EJI documents how millions of white Americans joined a mass movement of committed, unwavering, and often violent opposition to the Civil Rights Movement.
EJI has documented over 4000 racial terror lynchings in the United States between the Civil War and World War II.
We are committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment, challenging cruel conditions of confinement, and confronting America’s long history of racial inequality and injustice.