Anthony Ray Hinton: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row – Feb 27
The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
7 – 8:30 PM Book signing to follow
McAlister Auditorium, Furman University
Anthony Ray Hinton — Exonerated after 30 years on death row
Anthony Ray Hinton spent thirty years on death row for a crime he did not commit. Wrongly convicted in the state of Alabama for two capital murders with erroneous evidence and inadequate representation, Hinton was eventually exonerated after more than a decade of litigation by the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) on his behalf.
Hinton now travels across the world speaking about his experience and serves as the EJI’s community educator. Most recently, Hinton has authored a memoir, The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row, which Oprah Winfrey selected as her Book Club Summer 2018 Read.
St. Joseph’s Catholic School Pope Francis Forum for Dialogue and Diversity is sponsoring this event with the Furman University NAACP, Furman University Religious Council, Furman University Poverty Awareness Committee, and the Furman University Student Diversity Council.