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The Journey Inward: Slavery, Mental Health Trauma Of Black Americans


Last updated 6/24/2020 at 4:05pm

“Just Mercy” is a compelling movie. We see how prejudice was embedded in southern culture and how attitudes towards blacks left a legacy of psychological and social trauma.

The storyline is about the exoneration of Walter McMillian, a black man who spent nearly six years on Alabama’s death row for a crime he did not commit. He was arrested in 1987 and charged with the murder of Ronda Morrison, an 18-year-old white woman who was shot in broad daylight at the Monroeville, Ala., dry-cleaning shop where she worked.

McMillian was at a fish fry with his family and other members of his bl...

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