Anthony Ray Hinton, a man who spent nearly 30 years on Alabama’s death row after he was wrongfully convicted of a pair of unsolved murders, will be the featured guest in Boulder next week for the NAACP Boulder County’s Freedom Fund celebration.
The free event, the group calls an eventing “where justice and music unite,” will come to the Macky Auditorium Concert Hall, 1595 Pleasant St., on campus at 3 p.m. Feb. 18.
Hinton, author of “The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row,” will recount his powerful story about how he was wrongfully convicted of murder for nearly three decades before his convictions were overturned.
Joining Hinton will be the souldful sounds of R&B singer Danielle Ponder, who will perform at the event. A news release states that her performance “is sure to leave a lasting impression and add an extra layer of excitement to the event.”
Madelyn Strong Woodley, Freedom Fund chairperson and executive committee member at-large of the NAACP, said this event is a way for the world to learn more about Black culture and history.
“(Black History Month) celebrates and honors the world of African Americans, worldwide and historically,” Strong Woodley said.
More information and free ticket reservations for the event that promotes social justice and civil rights can be found at naacpbouldercounty.org/community.