The Riley Institute: Ray Hinton
Former Death Row Inmate To Speak At Furman
Anthony Ray Hinton will speak about his nearly 30 years on Alabama’s death row Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. at Furman University’s McAlister Auditorium.
The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by Furman University’s NAACP, Religious Council, Poverty Awareness Committee, Student Diversity Council and St. Joseph’s Catholic School. To guarantee a seat, register at www.furman.edu/RayHinton.
Hinton was wrongly convicted for two capital murders in 1986. He was exonerated in 2015 after more than a decade of litigation by the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI). Hinton now travels the world speaking about his experience and serves as EJI’s community educator. Recently he 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.
Following Hinton’s remarks, former Riley Institute Advance Team member and EJI associate Jonathan Kubakundimana (Class of 2016) will discuss EJI’s work overturning wrongful convictions and advancing criminal justice reform.
Date & Time
February 27, 2019
7:00PM - 8:30PM