VCU Libraries 2013 Black History Month Lecture
- Justice for All: Race, Wrongful Conviction and the Innocence Project
- Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
- W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, 922 Park Ave.
Peter Neufeld, co-director of the Innocence Project, will take the stage with Marvin Anderson, who was exonerated of wrongful conviction through the use of DNA evidence. In 1982, Anderson was charged with crimes that he did not commit, and he spent the next fifteen years in prison. Anderson, currently an Innocence Project Board member, and Neufeld, who assisted Anderson in winning his exoneration, will explore the controversial relationship between race and wrongful conviction in a program focusing on the important work of the Innocence Project. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A book sale, signing and reception will follow.
This event is free and open to the public, though registration is requested, to assist us with the planning of the event and to facilitate seating. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad Street and West Main Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed, or to register offline, please call (804) 828-0593 prior to Feb. 1, 2013.
The 11th annual VCU Libraries Black History Month Lecture is sponsored by the VCU Friends of the Library and the Francis M. Foster African-American History Endowment Fund.