Professor Bryan Stevenson is the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, which operates the Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. He delivered a lecture at the event entitled “Beyond Colonial Histories”. This activities for the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
Organised the Outreach Programme on the Transatlantic Slave Trade and Slavery in collaboration with the Rijksmuseum, the National Museum of the Netherlands, and supported by the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations and the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York, the event marked the conclusion of the Rijksmuseum’s groundbreaking exhibition “Slavery.Ten True Stories of Dutch Colonial Slavery” which was on display at the United Nations Headquarters in New York between February – March 2023.
Mr. Stevenson is a lawyer, social justice activist, New York University law professor and author of “Just Mercy”. Mr. Stevenson has worked to exonerate over 135 innocent death row prisoners and hundreds of others wrongly convicted.
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