In the 1930s, 2800 American men and women, black and white fought fascism in the prelude to the second world war. The battle was in Spain. They were the legendary brave heroes of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. Now none of them are still alive but the spirit and the struggle for human rights lives on. The recipient of the 2014 human rights award goes to Bryan Stephenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative. Currently there is unimaginable injustice when it comes to carrying out alleged justice; sentencing discrepancies are appalling and very little attention is being paid to the adverse effects the broken system is having on hundreds of thousands of American families. As it was for the Lincoln Brigade, it’s an uphill struggle for justice and human rights. But the work is being done. And you can help.

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