Author: Elyse Rubin

Bryan Stevenson, photo credit Michael Collopy

Civil Rights Lawyer and Activist Bryan Stevenson Awarded 25th Wallenberg Medal

By Jana Wilbricht, Ph.D. Candidate, Communication Studies; Graduate Student Staff Assistant

On the evening of March 7th, 2017, the 25th Wallenberg Medal, the most distinguished award given by the University of Michigan, was presented to civil rights lawyer and social rights activist Bryan Stevenson, who founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a non-profit organization working to guarantee a legal defense to every inmate on death row in Alabama, in 1989.