Please join us for drinks and hors d’oeuvres on Friday December 2nd at FSU’s Turnbull Center in Tallahassee for the 4th Annual Joseph House Family Gathering. This event begins at 6:00 with heavy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Our featured speaker is bestselling author, Anthony Ray Hinton.
Event Date: December 2nd, 2022
Event Time: 6:00 pm through 8:30 pm
Event Location: FSU Turnbell Center
Mr. Hinton spent 30 years on death row for a crime he did not commit. His book, The Sun Does Shine was a NY Times Bestseller. Mr. Hinton represents the Equal Justice Initiative founded by Bryan Stevenson. EJI is an amazing organization and partner of Joseph House.
Join the Joseph House Community and Mr. Hinton to learn how you can be a part of our journey of restoration.
Anthony Ray Hinton – Biography
Anthony Ray Hinton survived for 30 years on Alabama’s death row. His story is a decades-long journey to exoneration and freedom.
In 1985, Mr. Hinton was convicted of the unsolved murders of two fast-food restaurant managers based on the testimony of ballistics experts for the State who claimed that the crime bullets came from a dusty revolver found in Mr. Hinton’s mother’s closet. Without the benefit of a competent expert to challenge the State’s theory (Mr. Hinton’s lawyer hired a ballistics expert who was blind in one eye), an all-white jury convicted Mr. Hinton and he was sentenced to death.
After years of petitioning to have the revolver re-analyzed, three independent experts concluded that the bullets could not have been fired from his mother’s revolver. With the assistance of the Equal Justice Initiative, led by attorney Bryan Stevenson, Mr. Hinton was freed in 2015.
Since his release, Mr. Hinton has traveled the world sharing his story and discussing the changes that need to be made to prevent similar injustices from happening to other people. In 2018, Mr. Hinton published The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row, which was selected for Oprah’s Book Club and is a New York Times bestseller. In 2019, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from St. Bonaventure University.