♪♪♪ Tell me everything
that happened.The first time
I visited death row…I wasn’t expecting to meet
somebody the same age as me.From a neighborhood
just like ours.Could’ve been me, Mama.But what you’re doing is gonna
make a lot of people upset.You always taught me to
fight for the peoplewho need the help the most.Your life is still meaningful… and I’m gonna do
everything possible to keep them from taking it. You don’t know what you into
down here in Alabama. When you’re guilty
from the moment you born. -Guard.
-Mr. McMillian… We done here! Mr. McMillian, please. I was just about to give up… when I got a call
from a Harvard lawyer… looking to start a legal center for inmates on death row.I was in before you even
offered me the job.-You the lawyer?
-Yes, ma’am. Thank you so much for driving
all the way out here. Most lawyers barely
make time to call. I can’t believe you talked
to all my people and said you
gonna fight for me. I did. That mean a lot. If you go digging
in those wounds… you’re gonna be making
a lot of people very unhappy. When people care about
a thing that much, they’ll do anything to get
what they want. When I first learned
about all of this… it was like looking at a river
full of drowning people… and not having any way
of helping them. You ain’t quitting, is you? No, sir.Each of us is more
than the worst thingthat we’ve ever done.I know what it’s like
to be in the shadows. ♪♪♪ This is my dad.
He ain’t do nothing wrong.It’s never too late for justice.You’re the only one who cared
enough to fight for me.If we can look at
ourselves closely…we can change this world
for the better.We all need grace.We all need mercy. I got my truth back.
You gave that to me.And ain’t nobody gonna
take that from us.