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For immediate release Tuesday, April 23, 2019
CONTACT:  Roy L. Williams                                
Director of Public Relations             
Birmingham Public Library                          
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                        

Ex Death Row Inmate to speak to North Avondale Library Chapter Chatters Book

Birmingham, Ala.-Club Book Former Alabama Death Row inmate and New York Times Best-Selling Author Anthony Ray Hinton will speak to the North Avondale Library Chapter Chatters Book Club on Wednesday, April 24 at North Avondale Library at 10:30 a.m. 

The library’s address is 501 43rd St. North. The library is next to Hayes K-8 School. Wednesday’s event is free and open to the public. However, space is limited.

Interested attendees should call North Avondale Library at 205-592-2082 to reserve a seat.

Hinton spent nearly 30 years on Death Row for a Birmingham crime he did not commit. In 1985, he was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder after investigators said a gun found at his mother’s home was used in two Birmingham homicides.

Hinton's book is called "The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row." 

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