In this episode of our radio series collaboration with BBC, “The Way I See It,” human rights lawyer and social justice activist Bryan Stevenson joins us in front of a group of paintings by Jacob Lawrence. “Migration Series” (1940-41) depicts the reality of the Great Migration and, as Stevenson puts it, ”describes the full power that art can have in creating a new relationship to really big ideas like freedom and equality. What emerges in this work,” he says, “is a clear call for a new relationship with what it means to be treated fairly, what it means to be seen as equal, and what justice requires.”
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