Event is free and open to the public. Register to guarantee a seat.
Presented by the Riley Institute Advance Team.
Sponsored by Furman’s NAACP, Religious Council, Poverty Awareness Committee, Student Diversity Council, and by St. Joseph’s Catholic School.
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.
A book signing will follow the event. If you’d like to purchase copies of Mr. Hinton’s book, you may do so by visiting the Furman University bookstore. Copies will also be available for purchase at the event.