Innocent on Death Row with Anthony Ray Hinton, author of The Sun Does Shine
February 19, 2019 at Vanderbilt University’s Benton Chapel, 7-9 p.m.
In April 2015 after spending 30 years on Alabama’s death row for a crime he did not commit, Anthony Ray Hinton was released with the help of the Equal Justice Initiative, of which he is now an employee.
One of the longest serving death row prisoners in Alabama history and among the longest serving condemned prisoners to be freed after presenting evidence of innocence, Mr. Hinton is also one of 164 people exonerated from death row since 1973.
Mr. Hinton is an incredibly compelling speaker and powerful advocate for criminal justice reform. His inspirational memoir, The Sun Does Shine, How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row was released March 27, 2018 and in June 2018, it was chosen for Oprah Winfrey’s Book Club.