EJI Documentary True Justice Wins Emmy Award


We are happy to report that the HBO documentary film True Justice has been honored with an Emmy Award. The film, which premiered in 2019, won the Emmy for Outstanding Social Issue Documentary at last night’s News and Documentary Emmy Awards ceremony.

True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality follows 30 years of EJI’s work on behalf of the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned.

It traces our nation’s history of racial injustice from slavery, lynching, and segregation to mass incarceration, and documents the monumental opening of our Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in 2018.

It also features the unforgettable story of our client and colleague, Anthony Ray Hinton, who spent 30 years on Alabama’s death row for a crime he did not commit.

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Educators at all levels have been using True Justice screenings in lessons about racial history and the legacy of racial injustice in America. The film is available to watch online, and we created resources for teachers, including an Engagement Guide, to help advance a deeper understanding of our history.

Told primarily in Bryan Stevenson’s own words, True Justice is about what we need to do as a nation to bring about a new era of truth and justice.

Watch the Emmy-winning documentary, True Justice.