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Just Mercy: Teaching Resources

"Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption" by Bryan Stevenson is the selected title for the 2017-18 One Book, One Community program.

Chapter Map, Teaching Guides, Discussion Questions

Films on "Just Mercy" Themes

The following documentary films were recommended by Vol State faculty and staff for their relevance to "Just Mercy" themes.

  • "13TH" a 2016 film by Ava Duvernay; Bryan Stevenson is among the featured speakers; available from Netflix with FREE public screening license. (You must have a Netflix account to access but they offer free 1-month trials.)
  • "I Am Not Your Negro" a 2016 film by Raoul Peck based on an unfinished manuscript by James Baldwin. Available from a variety of streaming services ($). VSCC employees and students can access freely via Kanopy.

Vol State faculty, staff, and employees can access a number of streaming documentary films related "Just Mercy" themes through Thigpen Library's video collections. Community members may visit Thigpen Library in Gallatin in-person to view streaming video titles from the library's collections. Visit the main "ASK" service desk to obtain a login to the computers in the I.T. department's library lab to view these resources; no off-campus access is available.

Class Sets

Just Mercy books

Student Services purchased two (2) Class Sets for faculty members to use with students so they do not have to purchase the book, especially if it is only included for one or two assignments.
The Class Set includes 25 Just Mercy books and can only be checked out at the Gallatin campus Thigpen Library by a faculty member. The Class Set can be checked out for two week increments on a first-come, first-serve basis. You can call the Thigpen Library (230-3400) to reserve a Class Set for a select period of time within the semester that aligns with when you are using the book in your course.  

class set of Just Mercy with travel caseClass sets are contained within a "trolley dolly" with wheels to facilitate mobility between buildings.