Equal Justice Jeanine Blue Lupton and Mark Pearson- On the Bus, Spring 2016

Anthony Ray Hinton was freed after spending 30 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. The Equal Justice Initiative, based in Montgomery Alabama, helped secure Hinton's release. He has come out without bitterness, without anger.  

Community member and Pilgrimage musician Mark Pearson reflects with community member Jeanine Blue Lupton about HInton's conscious rejection of hatred for the people who  deliberately imprisoned him.  The Equal Justice Initiative was formed to change the American prison system. Hinton is one of more than 156 people exonerated or released from death row in the U.S. since 1973.

Jeanine was struck by a different moment from our trip. White privilege is a term many white people don't quite get. But during a discussion of whether our diverse group should go to a Trump rally, that concept became clear to many on the bus. 

Music is by Mark Pearson, Songman.