I-House Page Turner Series Presents: The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row By Anthony Ray Hinton
Please join us for a very special book event with author Anthony Ray Hinton as he shares his thoughts on America’s criminal justice system and issues surrounding mass incarceration.
Synopsis: In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama. Stunned, confused, and only twenty-nine years old, Hinton knew that it was a case of mistaken identity and believed that the truth would prove his innocence and ultimately set him free. But with no money and a different system of justice for a poor black man in the South, Hinton was sentenced to death by electrocution. He spent his first three years on Death Row at Holman State Prison in agonizing silence—full of despair and anger toward all those who had sent an innocent man to his death. But as Hinton realized and accepted his fate, he resolved not only to survive but find a way to live on Death Row. For the next twenty-seven years, he was a beacon—transforming not only his own spirit but those of his fellow inmates, fifty-four of whom were executed mere feet from his cell. With the help of civil rights attorney and bestselling author of Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson, Hinton won his release in 2015.
Reception: 7:00pm (Main Lounge)
Event: Dodge Room
*Booksigning will follow a moderated discussion with Anthony Ray Hinton.
Video Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaTpwqPrS0s; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZPujz5sXFY