Skip to Content
  • Title
    Founder
  • Affiliation
    Equal Justice Initiative
  • Age
    56

At a moment when it seems most urgent, Stevenson has emerged as one of the nation’s most effective crusaders against inequity in the criminal justice system. Stevenson founded the Alabama-based Equal Justice Initiative in 1989. It was his argument that persuaded the Supreme Court to end life-without-parole sentences for children in 2012, and EJI has freed 115 wrongly condemned prisoners from death row. Last year EJI documented thousands of past lynchings that occurred across the South; the group’s next move, with funding from Google, will be to create civil rights memorial sites across the country.

Created with sketchtool.Created with sketchtool.Looking for leads, investment insights, or competitive intelligence?Purchase Now