Just Mercy

Just Mercy

Steve Bright Character Analysis

Steven Bright is the director of the Southern Prisoners Defense Committee, an advocacy organization where Stevenson has an internship during law school and then works following his graduation. Steve is a mentor and inspiration to Stevenson—it is through working for Steve that Stevenson finds his passion for advocacy work. Steve is described as being energetic, passionate, and determined.
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Steve Bright Character Timeline in Just Mercy

The timeline below shows where the character Steve Bright appears in Just Mercy. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Introduction: Higher Ground
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...for the Southern Prisoners Defense Committee (SPDC). On the plane, he meets the impassioned director, Steve Bright . At the SPDC, Stevenson finds an atmosphere of dedication and mutual support. After years... (full context)
Chapter 2: Stand
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...year in at SPDC. He had spent his first year and a half living on Steve Bright ’s couch. When Stevenson’s friend Charlie Bliss comes to work for a legal aid group... (full context)
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Returning home, Stevenson tells Charlie, who shares his outrage. The next day, Steve Bright urges Stevenson to file a police complaint. In his complaint, Stevenson omits the fact that... (full context)