Aug. 24, 2019

Project 1619 Bryan Stevenson Equal Justice Initiative

The Blackman Read Aloud Project continues its mission of sharing vital knowledge on this nation's black experience by reading aloud Project 1619. Today's reading is an essay written by Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative discussing this nation's failed justice system aligned to America's sin of slavery.

Slavery gave America‚Äč a fear of black people and a taste for violent punishment. Both still define our criminal-justice system.
By Bryan Stevenson
AUG. 14, 2019