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The Equal Justice Initiative announced that their film, Just Mercy, will be available to stream for free across digital platforms for the month of June.

“We believe in the power of story. Our film Just Mercy, based on the life work of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, is one resource we can humbly offer to those who are interested in learning more about the systemic racism that plagues our society.” – The Equal Justice Initiative

Watch the trailer:


Just Mercy is based on the powerful and thought-provoking true story of a young lawyer and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Stevenson had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he went to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation. One of his first, and most incendiary, cases was that of Walter McMillian, who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence. In the years that followed, Stevenson became embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings, as well as overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him.

The movie can be viewed on Apple TV, Fandango Now, Google Play, Amazon Prime Video, Redbox, PlayStation, VUDU, Get It from Microsoft, and YouTube. Click here for direct links to those platforms.

Follow these steps to watch the full movie on Youtube:

  1. CLICK HERE to navigate to the video page.
  2. Click the blue “Rent or Buy” button on the top right of the screen.
  3. Click “Rent” and enter your credit card information. NOTE: There is no charge for this purchase.
  4. After you rent the movie, you will have 30 days to start watching it. Once you start the film, you will have 48 hours to finish it.

Stevenson’s memoir, Just Mercy, is available as an eBook and eAudiobook through our Overdrive service. Start at here.

Check out more information on Just Mercy on Facebook.

Learn more about The Equal Justice Initiative at or on Facebook and Instagram.

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