Our 8th graders saw the movie Just Mercy as part of Black History Month activities. The movie is based on the memoir of Bryan Stevenson, an African American Harvard trained attorney who works to reverse wrongful convictions for minorities and the poor, in particularly death sentences, in Alabama and founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit to continue his work. The movie’s focus is on one of Mr. Stevenson’s cases. After the poignant movie, students visited Rutgers Law School and met the Dean of the Law School in the Mock Courtroom and had small group discussions about the movie. The movie had a great impact on our students as evidenced by the discussion they had at the law school and back at Link.
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