True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality

Bryan Stevenson. Video. 1 hour 40 minutes. HBO and Kurnhardt Films, 2019.


This documentary follows a lawyer's journey to condemn the U.S. criminal justice system for perpetuating systemic racism. The film explores the intertwined histories of slavery, lynching, segregation, and mass incarceration.


documentary about racial justice, introduction to legal advocate Bryan Stevenson

Recommended Audience

groups seeking to learn about systemic racis



Practical Applications

  • Study with a group that wants to address the entrenched roots of racism in society.
  • Prepare to preach or teach about unjust legal practices by watching the documentary.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim Shapiro is the Indianapolis Center’s president. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. For 14 years, Tim served Westminster Presbyterian Church in Xenia, Ohio. Prior to his pastorate at Westminster, he was pastor of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Logansport, Indiana. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation LearnsAfter his extensive work on the Center’s Sacred Space initiative, Tim co-authored the book Holy Places: Matching Sacred Space with Mission and MessageHe has also authored several articles, including Applying Positive Deviance and The Congregation of Theological Coherence.

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