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

Best For

groups seeking to learn about systemic racism



Suggested Uses

  • 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 is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. 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 Learns.

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