BCTC Common Read
SUMMER 2021 - SPRING 2022: The Sun Does Shine
Fall 2021 Events
|Common Read Book Club||Join in the conversation as we discuss The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton! Discussions will be led by Assistant Professor Jon Thrower.||
Wednesday, September 8, 2021; 12:00-1:00p.m.
|Virtual Author Visit||Author Anthony Ray Hinton will join BCTC for a virtual talk and Q&A session about the themes in his memoir, "The Sun Does Shine".||
Tuesday, October 19, 2021; 11:00a.m.-12:15p.m.
A link to join will be available on this page soon.
Students, staff, and faculty will enjoy reading The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton as they explore together the themes of the memoir during BCTC Common Read events throughout the year.
“In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama. Stunned, confused, and only twenty-nine years old, Hinton knew that it was a case of mistaken identity and believed that the truth would prove his innocence and ultimately set him free.
But with no money and a different system of justice for a poor black man in the South, Hinton was sentenced to death by electrocution. He spent his first three years on Death Row at Holman State Prison in agonizing silence―full of despair and anger toward all those who had sent an innocent man to his death. But as Hinton realized and accepted his fate, he resolved not only to survive, but find a way to live on Death Row. For the next twenty-seven years he was a beacon―transforming not only his own spirit, but those of his fellow inmates, fifty-four of whom were executed mere feet from his cell. With the help of civil rights attorney and bestselling author of Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson, Hinton won his release in 2015.” (Macmillan).
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