SLCL’s 2019 Black History Keynote Event
Oprah’s Book Club’s 2018 selection, “The Sun Does Shine” is a testament to the power of hope. In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder. Hinton knew it was a case of mistaken identity and believed that the truth would prove his innocence. With no money and a different system of justice for a black man in the South, Hinton was sentenced to death. For the next 30 years Hinton was a beacon on Death Row—transforming not only his own spirit, but those of his fellow inmates, 54 of whom were executed mere feet from his cell. He won his release in 2015.