Many Death Row inmates in the U.S. have been found innocent and set free. How many? 158 and counting. The Equal Justice Initiative's legal team is responsible for some of those releases. This group also fights for justice in other ways. They are raising awareness about the history of lynching, which occurred in the Deep South and in the North. (My song "North Country Too" tells of a case in Minnesota.) In 2018, the Equal Justice Initiative will open The Memorial To Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, allowing us to learn and remember the regrettable truth about lynching.
This song chronicles my dissatisfaction with my living situation at the time, a situation I wanted to escape, but a situation I realized I could not escape by physically leaving. I had to transform how I thought about the situation. I had to abandon my concern with my being treated unjustly. I had to begin practicing a deeper, more difficult, type of love, toward someone who did not deserve love.