MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama lawyer best known for defending death row inmates and advocating for racial justice is taking on a new role: Concert pianist at New York’s Lincoln Center.
Attorney Bryan Stevenson will appear as both a speaker and performer at an event called “Freedom, Justice and Hope” that will premiere virtually on May 21.
An announcement from the venue says Wynton Marsalis will be the musical director.
Stevenson founded the Montgomery-based Equal Justice Initiative and wrote the best-selling book “Just Mercy.”
He’s also a pianist and was the driving force behind the national lynching memorial in Montgomery.