Politics and Policy

388: Bryan Stevenson

Founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, a human-rights organization in Montgomery, he embodies the radical power of hope, of working for social change, even when there is no evidence that you will succeed: “Hope is kind of an orientation of the spirit; it’s how you position yourself in places where there’s a lot of despair.”

Person: his grandfather
Place: the Alabama River
Thing: a Kenyan bracelet
Randy’s Thing: this book

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